GCCS HS Counseling Welcome
Mission of the High School Counseling Department
The Guidance and Counseling Program at Global Concepts Charter High School seeks to positively impact the lives of our students by partnering with parents, community, faculty and staff. The Counseling and Guidance Department will work to create and sustain effective comprehensive counseling and guidance programs and services for all students. In turn, this will provide students with the opportunities to acquire the educational and social competencies. This is necessary for their growth toward lifelong success and effective, responsible citizenship for a diverse and changing world.
Vision for the High School Counseling Department
The High School Counseling Department will ensure every student is empowered to achieve academic success, personal and social growth, and career exploration to be productive members of society.
Our beliefs include:
- All students will develop the skills necessary for academic success, personal growth, positive interpersonal relationships, and career development.
- All students have a right to equitable treatment and access to opportunities and supports.
- School counseling is integral to a school system’s efforts to enhance educational attainment for all students.
What do Counselors do?
School counselors have earned a Master degree and are certified as a School Counselor. School counselors use the same basic helping processes – counseling, consulting, coordinating, and appraising to work with all students. The roles and functions of counselors at different academic levels demand that counselors develop a program to meet the specific needs of the students they serve.
Counseling - The ongoing, confidential process of assisting people focus on concerns and develop and implement solutions. Counseling, primarily for students, is offered as either group or individual form.
Group Guidance / Instruction – Group guidance is a planned program of guidance activities designed to foster students’ academic, career, and personal/social development. Counselors and teachers work collaboratively to provide this.
Consultation – Collaborating with parents, teachers, and administrators to identify problems, needs, and solutions to assist in academic success.
Coordination - Counselors deliver many different services and have responsibility for coordinating a number of activities that benefit students and schools. Some activities include data collection and sharing, test administration, test results, and managing student records.
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