School Counseling Program

The mission of the CCES Middle School Counseling program is to encourage the highest level of student achievement through academic and personal/social domains.  In partnership with students, teachers, parents and a caring community, the school counselor helps nurture students’ intellectual development, personal integrity, sense of community and self-worth, while promoting an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of persons.

The CCES Middle School Counseling program consists of both direct and indirect student services.  For an overview of those services, please see below.

DIRECT STUDENT SERVICES

School Counseling Program
This program is planned and comprehensive in scope, preventive in nature and developmental in design.  The school counseling program is created and implemented by the faculty, staff, students, and community.  With an emphasis on the Advisory component, the program seeks to promote a coherent approach to integrating the program and CCES Mission: A CCES education prepares students to think deeply, act responsibly, live vigorously, believe faithfully, lead resolutely, and create imaginatively.

Individual Student Planning

Appraisal and Advisement - working with students and our learning specialists to analyze and evaluate a student’s abilities, interests, skills and achievement. Test data and other information are often used to help students develop short and long term goals, as needed.

Responsive Services

    Designed to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns. 

    • Counseling - is provided in individual or small group settings to help students overcome issues impeding on achievement or success.  When students require long-term counseling or therapy, the school counselor makes referrals for parents to seek outside supportive services.
    • Crisis Responses – includes interventions and follow-up responses to immediate needs and is designed to prevent situations from becoming more severe

    INDIRECT STUDENT SERVICES

    Referrals
    As needed, the school counselor directs students and parents to community resources.

    Consultation and Collaboration

    • The school counselor serves as a student advocate and shares strategies that support student achievement with educators and family members. 
    • The school counselor teams and partners with students, parents, faculty and community to support students personally, socially and academically.


    Credited source: American School Counselor Association (ACSA)