Esmeralda Casanova
210-444-8083
 
VISION-Student Support ServicesDepartment envisions all students will become productive members of society whoare prepared to make healthy choices to support their endeavors in career andcollege pathways.
 
PURPOSE-Provide students with tools to create afoundation for lifelong learning, healthy choices, and future success.

MISSION-Our dedicated efforts, in collaboration withstudents, parents, staff, and community will promote healthy choices to embracelife's challenges.

 

Four Components of a Comprehensive School Guidance & Counseling Program:
 
Guidance Curriculum- to help students develop their full educational potential, including the student's interests and career objectives.
 
Responsive Services- to intervene on behalf of any student whose immediate personal concerns or problems put the student's continued educational, career, personal, or social development at risk.
 
Individual Planning- to guide a student as the student plans, monitors, and manages the student's own educational, career, personal,and social develeopment.
 
System Support- to support the efforts of teachers, staff, parents, and other members of the community inpromoting the educational, career, personal, and social development of students.
 
 
The School Guidance Counselor....
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Teaches monthly guidance lessons in the classroom
  • Consults with parents, teachers, and admininstrators concerning students
  • Provides parent education and information regarding their children
  • Provides outside referrals to families on community resources
In individual and/or Group counseling we .....
 
  • help students cope with difficult and/ or unchangeable life events
  • help foster positive decision-making skills
  • help students recognize and make use of his/her potential
  • work on building students' self-esteem and confidence
  • teach student skills to become respectful, responsible members of society
Topics covered during classroom guidance may include:
  • Character Education: Respect, Responsiblity, Courage, Citizenship,
  • Character Education: Caring, Diligence, Honesty, Fairness, Trustworthiness, and Integrity
  • Individual Differences
  • Peer Relationships
  • Substance Abuse
  • Awareness and Prevention
  • Career Awareness and exploration
  • Study & Organizational Skills
  • Decision Making and problem solving skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Self-Esteem