• Angela Leija

    Counselor

  •  Counseling Program Purpose

    • To provide assistance to all students with their social, emotional, and intellectual growth
    • To provide developmentally appropriate individual, small group, and classroom lessons for students regarding social, emotional, personal, family, behavioral, or peer difficulties, which are interfering with their educational or personal growth
    • To provide support for teachers with students receiving special educational services 
    • To provide teachers, parents, and students with referral resources in various areas such as:  child development, academic abilities, parenting challenges, outside counseling services, grief and loss, family change and dynamics, suicide awareness, and various other mental health issue
    • Assist parents, teachers, and students with the use and interpretation of tests results and student records
    • Maintain confidentiality at all times, unless a “need to know” situation arises, during that time, the counseling will collaboratively work with the principal, teachers, parents, and students regarding the well-being of the student
  • Benefits of the School Counseling Program

    • Increase number of students able to participate in the counseling process
    • Increase opportunities for consistent counseling services throughout the school year
    • Increase opportunities for counselor-student interaction
    • Improve classroom performance
    • Increase knowledge of the changing world
    • Increase knowledge of self and others
    • Develop decision-making skills
    • Promote knowledge and assistance in career exploration and development
    • Increase leadership skills and opportunities to become leaders in and out of school
    • Increase effective communication skills and problem-solving strategies
    • Improve conflict/resolution skills
    • Promote accountability and responsibility
    • Empower youth to utilize other resources
    • Encourage a positive self-concept

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