Guidance services are available for every student in the school. These services include assistance with educational and career planning; helping students identify their abilities, achievements and interests; group guidance and individual counseling to provide assistance with home, school or social concerns. Confidentiality is maintained; therefore, students should feel free to discuss their concerns with their counselor.
Students are asked to make appointments to see their counselor prior to the beginning of school or between classes. No one should go to the guidance area without a pre-approved pass. If the counselor is busy, an appointment will be made. Students, who have not made appropriate arrangements, will NOT be permitted to wait in the office until the counselor is available; they will be sent to their regularly scheduled class. Please do not report to see a counselor without an appointment slip or a pass from the teacher whose class you will miss.
Under certain conditions, it is prudent that we provide Crisis Intervention to students via a school Crisis Intervention Team. Examples of instances where this might occur are events such as death or injury of a student or staff member or a natural disaster. Services may include one-on-one intervention, diffusing, debriefing, crisis management, family support, etc. If you do not want your child to participate in crisis interventions, it is your responsibility to notify us in writing.