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    About Student Engagement & Counseling Services

    Counseling Services supports counselors and administrators in implementing high quality counseling programs that promote student achievement. School counselors are proactive educators who facilitate the positive academic, career, personal/social and emotional development of students and provide interventions which remove barriers to learning. The counseling department expects equitable and accessible services for all students and families

    Administrative/Consultative Services:
    • Assist principals/administrator with the counselor appraisal process
    • Provide support, training, and direction to counselors
    • Conduct Spot Observation for School Counselors
    • Assist in the screening of highly qualified counselors as vacancies arise
    Higher Education Initiatives
    • Assist counselors in developing a college-going culture in the school
    • Conduct Senior Records Review for accuracy
    • Designed a template to help counselor to do Cohort Tracking
    • Designed a tracking form to track: Post-Secondary Applications, FAFSA
    • Applications, Scholarships, SAT/ACT exams
    • Provide specific training on graduation requirements, dual credit, AP,
    • Advanced Measures,course planner, etc. 
    Coordinate District-wide Events/Initiatives: 
    • District-wide College Fair
    • Texas Scholars College Fair
    • Own the Turf – College Career Conference
    • Student Handbook
    • Anti-Bullying Prevention Program
    Crisis Intervention Services:
    • Respond to crises as requested
    • Assure training on bullying, internet safety, suicide and violence risk assessment and the reporting process
    • Help counselors access resources and services for students and families
    Counseling Program Development Services: 
    • Provide resources to monitor the progress of students who are at risk
    • Provide guidance lessons to ensure that the state mandates are provided for all students
    • Promote positive relations with the community concerning counselor efforts