Counseling Center

Guidance Services

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Brandy Tallman - Students' last names A - G

Ellen Lawson - Students' Last names H - M

Matthew Macer - Students' Last Names N - Z

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Philosophy

 

It shall be the duty of a counselor to administer to the educational, vocational, emotional, social, and personal needs of the students. If a pupil perceives something as being a problem or being important, it is worthy of the attention of the counselor.

 

Services Performed

  1. Personal Inventory – Records, information on academic achievement, test results, health and activity records.
  2. Counseling – conferences with students about educational, vocational, and personal problems.
  3. Informational Services – Information about schools and colleges, occupations and careers, financial aid, etc.
  4. Individual Program Planning – Assistance in selection of appropriate high school courses.
  5. Group Guidance – Scheduling of films and speakers, career development program, and new student orientation.
  6. Testing Program – Administration of standardized tests and interpretation of results.
  7. Consultation – Conferences with parents, teachers, and administration
  8. Parent/Teacher Conferences – the staff and administration welcome conferences, All parent / Teacher conferences, other than for disciplinary purposes, should be arranged through the Guidance Office. Conferences will be arranged during the teacher’s planning period or from 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.

 

Students are free to choose the counselor they feel most comfortable with for personal counselling. However, for academic scheduling the student should meet with the counselor for his/her grade level. It is the goal of the Guidance Department that each student develops a positive relationship with the counselors.

 

Career Guidance

Career and guidance reading materials are available in the Guidance Office and Library/Media Center along with testing information. Occupational information, trade and technical school catalogs, and college and university catalogs are available. Students may take interest inventories and find occupational information on the computer.

 

Counseling Appointments

Students must make an appointment with the guidance clerk or with the counselor. Forms for this purpose are available in the guidance office and in the classrooms. Students should sign in upon arrival and sign out upon leaving the Guidance Office. Students will be called to the Guidance Office by a counselor after receiving a request by the student. Students may see a counselor without an appointment in the case of an emergency.