Individual Planning: We complete a College and Career Readiness Plan (aka CCR Plan-formerly known as SEOP) with your child. This is a short meeting between your student, you, and the counselor to review and set personal, academic, and career goals. Although your attendance is completely voluntary, we would prefer to have you in attendance.
Guidance Curriculum: As school counselors, we assist students in developing basic life skills, such as how to cope with difficult situations appropriately. As a district, we have adopted the "Building Resilience" model by Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg. This model focuses on the 7 C's: Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, Contribution, Coping and Control. We also focused on Conflict Resolution to better aide our students in solving their conflicts. There is further information, including descriptions of these C's here.
Responsive Services: The purpose of responsive services is to intervene on behalf of those students whose immediate personal concerns put their personal, social and/or education development at risk. We generally receive our referrals from teachers, parents, and students. We work closely with our teachers and parents to assure that your child is performing up to their abilities. As school counselors our main focus is your child's emotional and academic well-being. Sometimes other factors in life can dramatically affect school academics. While we are not clinical therapists and cannot provide therapy, we can provide you with referrals to these types of therapists, or provide some short-term, goal-oriented interviewing here at our school.
System Support: In addition to the above mentioned activities, we are also asked to provide other services and management activities which indirectly benefit our students. These include (but are not limited to):
* Meet with teachers for Eagle Team Meetings to discuss struggling students
* Participation in our school's Improvement Plan and Leadership Team
* Building the school schedule as well as each individual student's schedule
* Creating and maintaining support features such as our website