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Student & Family Handbook 2018.2019 » Guidance and Counseling

Guidance and Counseling

Social services and counseling are rendered by professionally qualified members of the school staff. The responsibilities of the guidance counselors include helping the student function more successfully within the school environment. The district’s comprehensive counseling program strives to assist students in acquiring critical skills in the academic, career, and personal/social aspects of development. School counselors will use a variety of methods to assist students in overcoming barriers to learning, to make strong connections with the educational opportunities in the school and to ensure that every child learns in a safe, healthy and supportive setting.

Referral for psychological and/or psychiatric assistance by other social services agencies within or outside the school may also be recommended. Please note: The school will not conduct a psychological examination, test, or treatment without first obtaining the parent’s/guardian’s written consent.