The Counseling Program
The SDHS Counseling Program supports SDHS mission by enhancing the learning and growth process for all students through an integration of services for academic, career and personal/social development. This is achieved by counselors working together with students, parents, and teachers to provide specific services, skills and learning opportunities. The counseling program includes the following domains of services: Guidance Curriculum, Individual Student Planning, and Responsive Services support.
- Individual or classroom interventions that aim to enhance the student's organizational skills, academic aptitude, and the developments of healthy study habits.
- Goal setting and solution based decision-making.
- Career awareness, exploration and planning.
- Education on understanding self and others such that students can positively and respectfully contribute to their community.(Peer relationships, healthy boundaries, cooperation, the effects of social injustices and effective social skills)
- Education on communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
- Positive identity development.
- Role model and advocate of a safe school environment
Individual Student Planning:
- Academic planning/resourcing.
- Goal setting/decision making.
- College Placement.
- Individual and small-group counseling.
- Individual/family/school crisis intervention.
- Conflict mediation.
- Consultation/collaboration with Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Mental Health Professionals.
- Referrals to outside services.