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