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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
  • Certified Teacher
  • 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
  • Character Education
  • Peer Mediation
  • Career Education
  • Responsive Services
  • 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.
Individual Planning:

School Counselors guide students to plan and manage their educational and career plans by providing information on:

  • Course Selection
  • Career Pathways
  • Skills needed for Junior High and High School
  • System Support
School counselors coordinate support of additional campus and community resources for student success including:
  • Parent Consultation
  • Teacher/Administrator Consultation
  • 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 student 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