School Counseling Department
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What is a School Counselor?School Counselors are licensed educators with a Master's degree in school counseling. They address all students' academic, personal/social, and career development needs by designing, implementing, evaluating and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program that enhances student success.School Counselors work alongside students, parents, teachers, and administration to help students be successful, responsible, and contributing members of the community.
What do School Counselors do?- Teach weekly classroom guidance lessons on a variety of topics such as social skills, anti-bullying, friendship, test taking, etc.- Facilitate small counseling groups that meet for approximately 6 to 8 weeks- Conduct limited, short-term individual counseling- Consult with parents and staff to best meet the needs of students- Assist in de-escalating school crisis and conflicts- Provide a safe environment that respects and values differences- Refer family members to community/county resources
When to contact a School Counselor?If you feel that your child is experiencing difficulty at home or at school regarding social skills, family changes, or academic achievement, it may be beneficial to contact your child's school counselor.