School CounselingThe goal of the school counselor is to assist our students in acquiring and maintaining attitudes, knowledge and skills that promote effective learning in school and success throughout life. School Counselors serve students in large group, small group and individual settings, addressing academic concerns as well as personal and behavioral issues.
Both District high schools have four counselors, one assigned to each grade level as well as a counselor who provides more intensive students thought to be at-risk for school success. Each of the four District middle schools has at least one school counselor as well as a counselor for “at-risk” students. At the elementary level, the larger buildings have a dedicated counselor, while our smaller buildings share a counselor. A half-time counselor is assigned to the District Alternative Education program.
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School Social Work Services
The District provides Social Work Services to assist students and families with accessing community based services as a way of meeting their basic needs, including food, shelter and medical care. In addition, Social Workers have been instrumental in working with families to ensure students attend school on a regular basis. For more information, please contact your child’s school counselor who will assist you in making a referral.
Students needing a work permit who are in home education programs or attending a cyber or charter school should contact Mrs. Denise Bernatos at the Administration Center, 938-9577, ext.289 to make an appointment to complete necessary paperwork. All other students should contact their high school (based on their home address) for a work permit.