What Does a School Counselor Do?

Parents, the press, administrators and the general public often wonder just what it is that school counselors do on a daily basis. Gone are the days of school counselors sitting in their office simply handing out college applications, making schedule changes for students who want to drop a class or meeting with the troublemakers in the school. Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.

How Can We Help?

Academic support: Services for students who are struggling academically often go underused. Counselors can sit down with the student's teachers or connect students with peers dealing with similar struggles so they can learn from one another.

Parental counseling and support: Counselors can offer families strategies on parenting and helpful advice on how to connect with their children.

College applications and visits: Counselors can offer assistance on helping students apply to the college or tech school of their choice.

Career guidance: Counselors can also provide opportunities for career planning and provide visits to tech institutions or colleges providing training needed.

Individual support: Counselors meet with students who may be struggling emotionally or dealing with a difficult situation. Coping skills can be shared and provide support.