WHAT Do School Counselors Do?
School counselors provide an array of services, including:
- Emotional, social, developmental, and behavioral support
- Academic advising and support
- College and career awareness, exploration, and planning
- Collaboration and coordination of resources within the school and the community
- Planning, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program
- Consultations with parents, teachers, support staff, and administrators
- School crisis intervention
- Staff development and training
WHEN is it appropriate to contact my counselor?
STUDENTS should contact their guidance counselor with:
- Academic concerns
- Social/ emotional problems
- Interpersonal conflicts
- Class scheduling
- Career exploration
- Post-secondary planning
PARENTS should contact their child’s guidance counselor with:
- Concerns regarding academic performance
- Concerns regarding social and/or emotional well-being
- Information about special needs/ family situation
- Coordinating meetings with teachers and other support personnel
- College, career, and post-secondary planning
HOW to contact a guidance counselor about a student?
Every student has an assigned counselor that remains with them throughout the four years of high school. A guidance counselor may be contacted by:
- Student self-referral: Stopping by, leaving a note, emailing, or calling. For guidance counselor contact information, please go to the staff page.
- Teacher, administrator, or staff referral
- Parent referral
- Peer referral