A school counselor is a certified, trained, and caring professional who works with all students, parents, teachers, staff and the community, in order for each student to achieve academic and social success. School counseling services are delivered in four specific ways:
- School Guidance Curriculum - designing, structuring, and delivering classroom lessons designed to achieve specific competencies in the areas of personal/social, academic, and career.
- Individual Student Planning - assisting students with goal formation/planning (behaviorial, academic, etc.)
- Responsive Services - meeting immediate student needs (counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, peer mediation, information-providing.)
- System Support - school-wide program planning and implementation, consulting with other professionals, coordination of various supports for students and families.