The school counselor provides a comprehensive guidance program to all students to help build the foundation for lifelong learning by assisting students in developing self-respect, awareness of others and positive learning attitudes. School counselors provide direct and indirect services and activities to students, families, and school staff for developing strategies that deal with education, personal and social challenges that may interfere with the educational process. The foundation for our Guidance and Counseling Program is a Competency-Based Counseling Program (CBCP), which emphasizes decision-making skill development and exploration of future educational and occupational possibilities. The program also stresses self-concept development and the acquisition of social skills needed for interpersonal relationships.
The purpose of a counselor within the school setting is to be an advocate for all children, as well as to support the overall educational environment. The counseling program is devoted to the social and emotional well being of children. The program is preventative in nature, with monthly guidance lessons for each classroom. The guidance lessons are focused on Stephen and Sean Covey’s The Leader in Me: 7 Habits which address topics such as goal setting, self-control, listening skills, conflict resolution, and cooperation to name a few. To learn more about The Leader in Me and the 7 Habits, visit this website: https://www.leaderinme.org/.