Developmental Guidance Counseling
What is a School Counselor?
The role of a school counselor is to help students fully develop their academic, personal and social abilities. The counselor is a certified teacher with a master’s degree or higher in school counseling, including coursework in human growth and behavior, career development and guidance information services.
Why contact a School Counselor?
To assist a student with:
· Transition to a new school
· Academic achievement concerns
· Special personal needs of a student
· Crisis situations
· Family transitions (divorce, death, marriage, re-marriage, new sibling, etc.)
What does a School Counselor do?
· Coordinates the development of a comprehensive guidance plan based on the needs of students, parents/guardians, school staff, and community
· Counsels with students individually and/or in groups to help students understand and appreciate their unique qualities
· Assists students in crisis situations
· Helps identify individual student needs
· Conducts conferences with parents
· Supports students by teaching skills for achieving success
· Works collaboratively with students, parents/guardians, and teachers to identify and remove barriers that may hinder student achievement
· Helps promote positive attitudes among students towards self, family, and community
· School counselors adhere to strict ethical and legal standards in performance of these duties
How can I refer a student to the School Counselor?
|Contact: Marcia Mihalovic, 507-452-3766, ext. 1209|