School Counseling Program
Elementary Counselors Serve Students in Four Main Areas:
The purpose of the responsive services component is to intervene on behalf of those students whose immediate personal concerns or problems put their continued personal-social, career, and/or educational development at risk. Although counselors respond to any concerns presented by students, some topics have been identified as having high priority and/or relevance within the school setting. Topics of priority in Texas include: academic success, working with child protective services, attendance, school attitudes and behaviors, peer relationships, study skills, emergent issues in intervention or post-intervention of traumatic event and violence on campus.Other areas include career awareness, divorce, family abuse issues, and further education.
The purpose of the individual planning system is to guide all students as they plan, monitor, and manage their own educational, career, and personal-social development. Schools can systematically use a variety of resources-staff, information, and activities-and to focus resources toward the students and to assist individual students to develop
and implement personalized plans. Through the individual planning system, students can:
Set challenging educational, career, and personal-social goals that are based on self-knowledge and information about school, the world of work, and their society, or make plans for achieving short or long term goals.