Elementary - Counselors assist pupils, teachers and parents by helping identify and provide appropriate programs designed to meet individual pupil needs. This is accomplished through developmental programs, assessment, intervention, consultation and coordination of services.
Counselors work with parents and teachers to help children acquire behavior patterns and social/personal skills necessary for developing to his/her potential. The counselor's efforts are directed toward helping pupils be successful in school by developing decision-making skills and assisting the pupils in dealing with everyday problems that are part of human growth and development.
Secondary Guidance and counseling services are an integral part of the school program. The goal of guidance and counseling is to provide support services that afford each pupil the opportunity to achieve maximum growth and development in obtaining self-realization, social/personal skills, economic efficiency, academic excellence, and civic responsibility. Counselors assist pupils in identifying and implementing educational and vocational decision-making. Information services, scheduling and placement, individual and group evaluations, orientation programs, pupil/parent consultation and group guidance activities are available at appropriate times throughout the school year. Junior and senior high pupils are assigned to counselors by grade level and/or alphabetically.
Additional information may be obtained by visiting the following websites:
http://www.schoolcounselor.org/ American School Counseling Association
http://www.psca-web.org PA School Counseling Association