GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING
Enabling all students to achieve success in school and to develop into contributing members of our society.
The purpose of our comprehensive school counseling program is to enable all students to achieve success in school and to develop into contributing members of our society. The School Counseling Program offers a guidance curriculum, counseling (individual and groups), consulting, and student assessment. We adhere to the North Carolina School Counseling Standard Course of Study.
The counselor for grades 2-6 meets with all students in small groups approximately every other week to implement the guidance curriculum. In grades 7-12, much of the counseling curriculum is delivered through the Skill Building program and in individual meetings.
The school counseling curriculum is organized around three areas essential for students’ growth and development: academic development, career development, and social emotional learning and has four goals for all students:
Demonstrate a positive attitude toward self as a unique and worthy person.
Gain life-planning skills that are consistent with needs, interests, and abilities.
Develop responsible social skills and an understanding and appreciation of being a contributing member of society.
Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the life-long process of learning, growing, and changing.
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