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Role of a school counselor
Transcript of Role of a school counselor
Addressing the Achievement Gap
Does your child have an equal opportunity to graduate?
Does your child have computer access?
Does your child have additional responsibilities outside of school and need extra help?
Collaborate with teachers
To ensure they can meet the needs of low, middle and highly competent students i.e training and workshops
To ensure cultural competency
Preparing Your Kids for the Future
How do we interact with you child on a day-to-day basis?
We use data to...
to develop the program
evaluate the program
Please see our quarterly newsletter for more information on
Getting to college checklist
Calender of events
Students who do not graduate with a high school degree might face challenges
living in poverty
e.g guidance lesson on stress management
e.g. timeline for applying to college
e.g. resume building class
What Counseling Looks Like
Responsive services, for example students in crisis
Collaborating with parents/teachers/students
The Importance of a HS Degree
We want to ensure ALL students can succeed
We want them to have a vision that provides purposeful motivation for their coursework
We want to prepare all students to excel in post-secondary education and careers
English and math skills
critical thinking skills
How can YOU help?
Attend parent nights for information on college/career preparation
Sign up for online calendar updates
Develop a relationship with our counseling department
Maintain an open line of communication with your child
Collaborating with Other Stakeholders
(e.g., Alexander, Entwisle & Horsey, 1997; Rumberger, 1987)
What do you think Chatham County's graduation rate is?
What do you think a school counselor does?
a) Interpreting aptitude test scores
b) Providing individual and small-group
counseling services to students
c) Providing counseling to students who are
tardy or absent
d) Individual student academic program
All of the above!!!