What is School Counseling?
As outlined by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA), a school counseling program is: comprehensive in scope, preventative in design and developmental in nature. So what does this mean?
• Comprehensive in Scope:
School Counselors focus on what all students from Kindergarten through 12th grade should know and be able to do academically, career-wise and personally/socially.
• Preventative in Design:
The school guidance curriculum teaches specific skills and learning opportunities that serve as prevention education.
• Developmental in Nature:
School counselors offer programs suitable to each student’s appropriate developmental levels.
School Counseling is an important part of the entire educational program. Counselors support students in three domains: academic, career and personal/social.
School counselors help children develop skills that will help them learn effectively.
Counselors also help students acquire skills that will prepare them to be successful in careers later in life.
Effective school counselors also help children learn social skills and teach children respect for themselves and others.
Programs Offered By Our Counseling Department:
Consultation and collaboration with students and parents
Career awareness programs