|Chris Ford||Guidance Counselor||(518) 963-4456 ext: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cathy Alden||Guidance Secretary||(518) 963-4456 ext: email@example.com|
K-12 Comprehensive School Counseling Program Willsboro Central School
School Counselor: Chris Ford
School Counseling Program Mission statement
The Willsboro Central School’s Counseling Department’s mission is to promote each student’s academic, social and emotional development, while assisting the student with post- secondary planning. Our focus is to create a collaborative environment with students, educators and parents by helping students develop the independence necessary to make sound decisions and positive life choices. Inherent in this philosophy is our recognition of the value and uniqueness of every student.
The Willsboro Central School counseling program is built on a strong foundation. The foundation of the program addresses the belief and mission that every student will benefit from the school counseling program. Based on the district’s goals for student achievement, what every student should know and should be able to do, the foundation determines how every student will benefit from the school counseling program. Counseling is a process of helping people by assisting them in making decisions and changing behavior. School counselors work with all students, staff, families and members of the community as an integral part of the education program. School counseling programs promote school success through a focus on academic achievement, prevention and intervention activities, advocacy and social/ emotional and career development.
The delivery system defines the implementation process and the components of the comprehensive model (curriculum, individual panning with students, responsive services and system support). It includes both direct and indirect services. The direct services provide developmental activities that address academic, career and personal/ social needs of students. The indirect services include collaborative efforts to better serve our students.
The management system presents the organizational process and tools needed to deliver a comprehensive school counseling program. These processes and tools include: responsibilities, use of data, action plans, time and task analysis and monthly calendars.
The accountability system helps the school counselor(s) demonstrate the effectiveness of their work in measurable terms such as impacts over time, performance, evaluation and the program audit. The data collected and analyzed will include attendance reports, graduation reports and other yearly state data reports.