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Comprehensive Developmental Guidance Program

Guidance Curriculum provides guidance content in a systematic way to all students. School counselors help all students develop competence in essential life skills. Areas addressed are:
 
• Self-confidence development
• Motivation to achieve
• Decision-making, Goal-setting, Planning, and Problem-solving skills
• Interpersonal effectiveness (including social skills)
• Communication Skills
• Cross-cultural effectiveness
• Responsible Behavior
 
Responsive Services addresses the immediate concerns of students. School counselors provide prevention and/or intervention for immediate personal, social and emotional concerns. Areas addressed are:
  • Academic concerns
  • School-related concerns
    • tardiness
    • absences & truancy
    • misbehavior
    • school-avoidance
    • drop-out prevention
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Physical/sexual/emotional abuse as described in Texas Family Code
  • Grief/loss
  • Substance abuse
  • Family issues
  • Harassment issues
  • Coping with Stress
  • Suicide prevention
 
Individual Planning assists students in monitoring and understanding their own development. School counselors provide guidance to help students plan, monitor and manage their personal, educational and career goals. Areas addressed are:
 
EDUCATIONAL
  • Acquisition of student skills
  • Awareness of educational opportunities
  • Appropiate course selection
  • Lifelong learning
  • Utilization of test scores
 
CAREER
  • Knowledge of potential career opportunities
  • Knowledge of career and technical training
  • Knowledge of positive work habits
 
PERSONAL-SOCIAL
  • Development of healthy self-concepts
  • Development of adaptive and adjustive social behavior
 
System Support includes program and staff support activities and services. School counselors support campus staff, parents and community to promote the educational, career, personal and social development of students. Areas addressed are:
 
  • Guidance program development
  • Parent education
  • Teacher/administrator consultation
  • Staff development for educators
  • School improvement planning
  • Counselor’s professional development
  • Research and publishing
  • Community outreach
  • Public Relations