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Counseling & Psychological Services

Middle school/high school is exciting, yet a challenging time for students, their parents, and teachers. During this passage from childhood to adolescence, students are characterized by a need to explore a variety of interests, connecting their learning in the classroom to its practical application in life and work; high levels of activity coupled with frequent fatigue due to rapid growth; a search for their own unique identity as they begin turning more frequently to peers rather than parents for ideas and affirmation; extreme sensitivity to the comments from others; and heavy reliance on friends to provide comfort, understanding and approval.

The School Counselor and Psychologist are professional educators with a social and emotional health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population. The Counselor and Psychologist do not work in isolation; rather they are integral to the total educational program. They provide proactive leadership that engages all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to help students achieve success in school. They are professionals whose work aligns with the school’s mission to support the academic achievement of all students as they prepare for the ever-changing world of the 21st century. This mission is accomplished through the design, development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive, developmental and systematic school counseling program.

COUNSELING HANDBOOK