The Counselor's Role
Basic Services: Individual Counseling, Virtual Group Counseling, Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences, Virtual 504 Meetings
Student Orientation and Placement
Who is the professional school counselor?
Master's Degree in School Counseling
Minimum 2 years teaching experience
Passed a state counseling certification exam
What would I need a counselor for?
Decision Making / Problem Solving
Goal Setting / Motivation
Self-esteem / Self-confidence
Dealing with Bullies
School Counselors help to keep students in the classroom and engaged in learning by teaching social-emotional coping skills and strategies to address challenges to academic success.
School Counselors guide students to plan and manage their educational and career plans by providing information on:
Skills needed for Junior High and High School
School counselors coordinate support of additional campus and community resources for student success including:
Staff Development for Educators
Teacher to Teacher Consultation
Parent to Teacher Consultation
Special Education Referrals
Really...what does a counselor do all day?
On any given day...
Meet with a stududent individually
Conduct virtual group counseling sessions
Give our teachers emotional and informational support
Provide parents information on issues affecting their students
Coordinate social services with community partners
Provide career and academic counseling per student/parent request
Conduct 504 meetings
Act as a liaison between student and teacher; teacher and parent; and student and parent
Research current methods of counseling and academic interventions
Intervenes and guide students in resolving their student to student conflicts
Consult with teachers, administrators, parents and other counselors
Collaborate with students to develop plans for academic, social, and emotional success
Lend an ear to a parent, a teacher, or a student
Assist with and/or administer standardized testing