School Counseling Program Components:
- Counseling – school counselors provide short-term individual and group counseling services to support students’ academic, career, and social/emotional development.
- The School Counseling Curriculum – school counselors teach students and parents important information and skills needed for healthy educational, career, and personal development and resiliency.
- Academic Advising – school counselors provide information and counseling to help students plan appropriate high school courses and extracurricular activities.
- College and Career Counseling – school counselors help students to develop and implement post-secondary plans.
- Coordination and Referral – school counselors serve as coordinators and referral agents to link people and resources in the school and community for the fullest academic and personal development of students.
- Consultation – school counselors serve as consultants, sharing professional expertise with faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and other community members – within the confines of ethical and legal boundaries – for the benefit of students.
- Student Information Management – school counselors and staff gather, evaluate, interpret, and disseminate information – within the confines of the laws of rights to privacy – to meet the needs of students, the school, and the community.
- Professional Development – school counselors establish, maintain, and expand the knowledge, skills, and competencies that lead to their personal and professional growth and development.
- Program Management – school counselors and the school counseling director develop the processes and procedures for planning, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive program of school counseling services.
- Program Limitations – EHS counselors do not testify in child custody matters or provide intensive, long-term counseling.
General School Counseling Services Provided for All Students
- introduce the requirements for graduation from high school
- provide students and their parents sufficient information to make course selections for the 9th grade and plan for their future education.
- provide students and their parents with an orientation to the high school
- provide students with resources available to them within the school and larger community.
- invite their students to meet with them individually
- introduce students to the educational planning process for high school
- orient students to course selections for the 10th grade
- introduce students to the school counseling services that are available at the high school
- provide career counseling through Computer Application classes
- invite their students to meet individually to update their educational plan for high school
- orient students to course selections for the 11th grade
- PLAN (pre-ACT) registration
- meet individually with each student to discuss career information and PLAN results
- provide students with an orientation to vocational and technical programs available at Essex & Burlington Technical Centers
- invite students to meet with them individually to update their educational plan and develop post-secondary plans.
- PSAT, ACT, SAT and SAT Subject Test registration
- NEACAC College Fair
- College Information Nights
- post calendar for colleges visiting EHS and invite interested students to meet with them
- Financial Aid Information Meeting
- other college entrance tests & dates
- ROTC & military academy registration
- go over transcript and discuss credits necessary for graduation
Credit status in the Spring
- provide students and their parents information about senior school counseling activities, tests, and financial aid
- help students explore career opportunities after high school
- provide students with their credit status, grade-point-average (GPA)
- assist students in understanding the college admissions process
- present College Information Night for students and parents
- provide information about the major sources of federal and state financial aid including state and local scholarships
Last updated: Jun 16 at 2:23 pm