What is the Role of a School Counselor?
School Counselors work closely with all students in the school. The counseling program is designed to be proactive in nature. The role of the counselor is to guide, advise, recommend, consult, and assist with the near limitless variety of concerns that students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the community-at-large may have. Specifically, the thrust of the counseling program is defined by three major goals:
1. To assist students with personal and academic concerns such as coping with stress, learning to study, getting into the right classes, graduating on time, and improving standard/state scores.
2. To help students develop educational and career decision-making skills including knowing how to make decisions, developing individual interests and abilities, learning about jobs and careers and the education necessary to get there, and how to research and get into the right college or job.
3. To aid students in developing interpersonal skills such as resolving conflicts, communicating effectively with others, and understanding how their decisions affect others and their own future.
Counseling services are provided by the counselor for ALL students through individual and class meetings, appointments with parents, community presentations and collaboration with teachers and colleges. The school counseling program focuses on identifying and teaching students those skills that will prepare them for life after high school and help them become successful adults.
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The vision of South Pittsburg High School and Academy is to advance student academic development and achievement. Each student must be challenged academically, graduate fully prepared for post-secondary learning opportunities and ready for the challenges of a career.