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School Counseling Philosophy
The philosophy of the counseling program is that school counseling is an essential, integral part of the educational process. Counselors provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of all students. As student advocates, counselors recognize the uniqueness, dignity and personal worth of each individual. In an interactive process, the counselor facilitates student academic achievement. Counselors work collaboratively with students, parents, educators and community members to support each student's ability to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.
What do school counselors do?
Work with individuals and groups
Help identify needs of students
Encourage better interpersonal relationships
Promote positive attitudes and choices
Aid teachers and parents in helping students
Assist people in making use of community resources
Coordinate efforts with other school programs
Assist students with the process of growing up
Coordinate referrals to outside agencies
Assist with in-service programs for faculty
Participate in curriculum development
Provide "preventative" services