Counselor's Course Description & Expectations
The counseling course description will be tailored specific to the T-STEM students and will follow the guidelines of the Texas Comprehensive, Developmental School Guidance Program. My expectations for the students are to prepare for their future through our weekly guidance lesson day and apply what they learn to fit their needs. We will be covering a different range of academics and personal growth topics on those lessons. Every student is a unique individual and will be treated with respect. Students are encouraged to schedule a conference for individual planning to help guide them on their pathway.
Guidance Curriculum will be used in guiding students to learn responsible behavior, gain self-confidence, and attain the motivation to achieve. Skills will be learned and applied in decision-making, goal-setting, planning, problem-solving, communication, social skills.
Responsive Services will address the immediate concerns of our students for prevention and intervention to maintain a healthy outlook on life. The following areas will be addressed: academic concerns, school-related concerns, relationship concerns, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, grief/loss, substance abuse, family issues, harassment issues, coping with stress, and suicide prevention.
Individual Planning will be used to help students in monitoring and understanding their own development through planning and goal setting. The areas to address are educational, career, and personal-social.
System Support will include program and staff support activities and services. These will range from the development of the Guidance program, Teacher/administrator consultation, Parent conferences, Community outreach, and my professional development to help our students ultimately.
I am here at your service to help you be successful; also, that in high school there are many people, resources, and services willing to help you achieve your dreams.