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What Do High School Counselors Do 10 2006

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What Do High School Counselors Do 10 2006

  1. 1. What Do High School Counselors Do?
  2. 2. Meet Guidance Content Standards <ul><li>Academic Development </li></ul><ul><li>Applying skills needed for educational achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Applying the skills of transitioning between educational </li></ul><ul><li>levels </li></ul><ul><li>Developing and monitoring personal educational plans </li></ul><ul><li>Career Development </li></ul><ul><li>Applying career exploration and planning skills in the </li></ul><ul><li>achievement of life career goals </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing where and how to obtain information about the </li></ul><ul><li>world of work and post-secondary training/education </li></ul><ul><li>Applying employment readiness skills and the skills for on- </li></ul><ul><li>the-job success </li></ul><ul><li>Personal and Social Development </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding self as an individual and as a member of </li></ul><ul><li>diverse local and global communities </li></ul><ul><li>Interacting with others in ways that respect individual </li></ul><ul><li>and group differences </li></ul><ul><li>Applying personal safety skills </li></ul>
  3. 3. How Do High School Counselors Meet these Standards?
  4. 4. Counselor Time Allocation Guidance Curriculum Individual Planning Responsive Services System Support High School 25-35% 25-35% 15-20% 15-25%
  5. 5. Classroom Guidance <ul><li>College planning </li></ul><ul><li>Career planning </li></ul><ul><li>Suicide Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Other things you might want presented in your classroom… </li></ul>
  6. 6. Small Group Counseling <ul><li>Girls Heart- relationships with peers </li></ul><ul><li>Guys Group- relationships with peers </li></ul><ul><li>Survivors- students w/ parents who abuse drugs/alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>RAP- resolve conflict peacefully (anger management) </li></ul><ul><li>Student Activities- balancing activities, dealing with pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Get A Grip- stress management, family issues </li></ul><ul><li>New Beginnings- grief and loss </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity- dealing with diversity issues </li></ul>
  7. 7. Individual Counseling <ul><li>Staff, parent, administration or self-referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Social/Relationships (peers, family, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Academic (grades, study skills, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>College/Career (exploration, planning) </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Depression/Suicide </li></ul><ul><li>Anger Management </li></ul><ul><li>Grief/Loss </li></ul><ul><li>Drug Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul><ul><li>Dropout Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conflict Mediation <ul><li>Staff, parent, administration and student referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Peer conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Adult/student conflict </li></ul>
  9. 9. Consultations <ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Parent </li></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Outside Agencies </li></ul>
  10. 10. Testing <ul><li>ACT </li></ul><ul><li>PSAT </li></ul><ul><li>PLAN </li></ul><ul><li>SAT </li></ul><ul><li>MAP </li></ul><ul><li>IQ </li></ul><ul><li>ASVAB </li></ul><ul><li>Interpret results </li></ul>
  11. 11. Enrollment/Withdraw <ul><li>Organize and coordinate new student enrollment and withdraws </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with students who are thinking about dropping out. </li></ul><ul><li>Help coordinate freshmen enrollment and orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate 10-12 grade enrollment and orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate new student orientation </li></ul>
  12. 12. Record Keeping <ul><li>Review all new student records </li></ul><ul><li>Review senior transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>Review scholarship applications and write recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Review college applications </li></ul><ul><li>Assist with graduate follow-up </li></ul>
  13. 13. Special Services <ul><li>Attend various 504 Plan and IEP meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with Will re: students </li></ul>
  14. 14. Liaison with Outside Agencies <ul><li>Children’s Division </li></ul><ul><li>Various private counselors </li></ul><ul><li>Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Military </li></ul><ul><li>Career/Technical Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Other support agencies </li></ul><ul><li>National Merit Scholarship </li></ul>
  15. 15. Various Duties <ul><li>Committees (Titan Admin. Team, Advisory, MAP, Student Assistance Program, Titan Success, NHS, Graduation, Site-Based Team, Academic Awards, Titan Smart, etc.) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Student Recognition <ul><li>Nominate students for various outside activities (National Youth Leadership, Missouri Boys/Girls State, MO Leadership Seminar, HOBY, etc.) </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>A Fully Implemented Comprehensive Guidance Program </li></ul><ul><li>in collaboration with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and the community </li></ul><ul><li>Supports the needs of all students </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances academic success </li></ul><ul><li>Provides for student individual and occupational planning </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes a positive and safe learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Provides for program accountability </li></ul><ul><li>and… </li></ul>
  18. 18. Students Get Guidance and Direction! Who am I? Where have I been? Where am I going? What will I need to learn to get there? Who helps me and how? How can I change when change is required?

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