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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

Grade 8

School Counselors:

  • 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

Grade 9

School Counselors:

  • 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

Grade 10

School Counselors:

  • 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

Grade 11

School Counselors:

  • 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

Grade 12

School Counselors:

  • 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

 

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