What We Do
There are 4 major components to our counseling program.
Classroom Guidance Lessons
Through classroom guidance, school counselors help students develop peer relationships, effective social skills, decision making skills and study skills, effective communications, conflict resolution, coping strategies, and explore safe and healthy choices.
Individual Student Planning
Helps students set goals, establish academic and career plans, understand their own strengths and weaknesses, and prepare for the transitions. This also includes all aspects of college planning and the application process.
Assist students with particular needs, such as adjusting to a new school, coping with grief following a crisis or a loss, dealing with risky behaviors. Responsive services are provided through individual and small group counseling, peer facilitation, and consultation and referrals to community professionals trained in mental health and other specialties.
Enhances school climate and relationships among members of the school community. School counselors coordinate parent outreach services, community support services and consultations with other faculty and staff to facilitate collaboration and a greater understanding of students’ developmental needs.
For an idea about what we focus on as counselors you can read the document attached. This document outlines the roles and goals of counselors working in an American School in an International setting.