Counseling

 

On the following LINK you can access useful counseling resources for learners and parents. 

The counseling team offer the following forms of support:

Guidance Lessons

Guidance lessons are taught twice a month in the Elementary School and weekly in the Middle School. These lessons focus on the social emotional learning of students.

Responsive Services

Responsive Services are activities designed to provide support for a student’s mental health and social/emotional well-being. personal circumstances, concerns or problems interfering with a student’s educational progress and social and/or emotional health.   This school counseling component is available to all students and is often student-initiated.

Individual Student Planning

Most student planning occurs in the Middle School and High School years when students meet with the counselors to determine courses to take as well as future career and college plans.

Systems Support

We are currently in the process of auditing our school counseling program in order to understand how we can better serve our student population.

Resources available outside of school hours

School counselors are able to assess risk and create a safety plan recommendation during school hours when school is in session.  Working outside of these parameters creates a safety net that is less effective and increases the risk by creating an impression of safety structures where there are none. 

When children present problems during school, we work with the students to create plans to help them both inside and outside of school. If students have a problem outside of school, there are resources available to help them get the emergency help that they need. 

Our recommendation for needs that present themselves while outside of school and when school is not in session is: