What exactly does a school counselor do?
There are three areas of focus: social/emotional, career and academic. A comprehensive, developmental school counselingprogram consists of 4 components: Individual planning, Responsive services, Classroom guidance and Support services.Along with individual counseling, we assist students with academic advising and planning, facilitate counseling groups,and conduct guidance lessons thru your students regular classes. We also meet with teachers and parents to help planappropriate interventions and strategies for struggling students.Back to Top
Can I just drop in to see my child's counselor?
Due to our variable schedule, it is best to call to set up an appointment. If we are in a group, classroom or helping a child in crisis, we will not be available for walk-ins.Back to Top
Can I set up an appointment with my child's team thru the counselor?
It is best to contact your child's team leader directly, as we do not have access to the team's calendar,we are not able to set these appointments for you. However, we can certainly assist in any communicationthat we can.Back to Top
How are students selected for groups?
At the start of the year, students fill out a survey and may indicate a desire to participate.Teachers or parents may also recommend.Back to Top
How does my child get tested for TAG?
Each year in late fall (typically mid-November to early December) students may be nominated for the TAG program by a parent, teacher or by the student. Testing is done in January and results of the selection committee arrive to parents in May. Once parent permission is obtained, the student would start TAG services at the beginning of the school year.Back to Top