School Counseling

  • Every school provides guidance and counseling services to all students. Read 324P - School Guidance and Counseling Programs.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the school counseling program is to provide all students with a comprehensive developmental school counseling program that supports and encourages student success through growth in academic, career and personal-social domains. In partnership with school staff, parents and the community, the school counselor will provide opportunities for all students to maximize their potential as lifelong learners and problem solvers.


    • Individual Counseling – Children explore their feelings and concerns which promotes self-understanding, personal-social growth and problem-solving.
    • Small Group Counseling – Group settings are provided to offer children opportunities to discuss developmental issues and learn new skills and strategies to promote personal and educational growth.

    Classroom Guidance

    A developmental curriculum is designed to focus on personal and social-awareness, self-management, relationship management and educational success.


    Consultation with parents and staff is provided as requested to help children achieve educational success.

    Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional Intelligence Is Learned…It Starts at Home

    • Self-awareness…Knowing Things About Yourself
    • Knowing and Managing Your Emotions
    • Trying to Understand Other People and Their Feelings
    • Being Enthusiastic About Your Work and Setting Goals for Your Life
    • Getting Along with Other People…Their Interests…Using Your Social Skills
    • Handling Stress
    • Making Good Decisions
    • Communicating Effectively
    • Accepting Who You Are…Liking Yourself
    • Being Able to Work Well in a Group
    • Taking Responsibility for What You Say and Do
    • Being Able to State Your Opinion/Concerns in a Calm, Respectful Tone of Voice
    • Being Able to “Fight Fair” with Others…Knowing How to Solve Problems with Others

    This information is taken from the works of Dr. Daniel Goleman.