School counselors address all students' academic, personal/social and career development needs. They serve a vital role in maximizing student achievement, and incorporate leadership, advocacy and collaboration to promote equity and access to opportunities and rigorous educational experiences for all students. The school counselors support a safe learning environment and work to safeguard the human rights of all members of the school community.
Collaborating with parents, teachers, and the Sheboygan community to promote student achievement, school counselors address the needs of all students through prevention and intervention programs delivered in the following ways:
- School Guidance Curriculum – This curriculum consists of structured lessons designed to help students achieve the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge and skills appropriate for their developmental level. The school guidance curriculum is delivered throughout the school's overall curriculum.
- Academic and Career Planning – Professional school counselors coordinate ongoing activities designed to help all students establish personal goals and develop future plans.
- Responsive Services –preventative and/or intervention activities meeting students' immediate and future needs. These needs can be necessitated by events and conditions in students' lives and may require any of the following:
- individual or group counseling
- consultation with parents, teachers and other educators
- referrals to other school support services or community resources
- peer helping
- Professional school counselors also develop confidential relationships with students to help them resolve or cope with problems and developmental concerns.