The Role of a Guidance Counselor

The Role of the School Counselor is to……

  • Be an advocate for all students
  • Listen carefully to students and make appropriate referrals if necessary
  • Lend support to educational, career and personal planning
  • Coordinate and participate in parent/teacher conferences
  • Conduct individual student counseling
  • Lead groups offering discussion in topics such as, but not limited to:
    • Transition
    • Anger Management
    • Divorce
    • Personal loss
    • Bully Prevention
    • Study Skills/Time Management
    • Boys and Girls Personal/Social issues
  • Work closely with academic teams to promote student success
  • Plan and schedule students for the next grade level, high school and college
  • Collaborate with community members to help students and families