• Developmental Guidance 

    ELEMENTARY & INTERMEDIATE GUIDANCE

    • Goals

      Self Confidence Development

      • Identifying and managing feelings
      • Anger Management
      • Identifying strengths (Intermediate)

      Interpersonal Effectiveness

      • Anti-Bullying
      • Respect for Others
      • Healthy Friendships
      • Communication Skills

      Problem-Solving Skills

      • Personal
      • With Peers
      • Personal Safety/Anti-Victimization
      • With Adults
      • Academic

      Drug, Alcohol, Tobacco Awareness

      • Prevention

      Cross-Cultural Effectiveness

      • Appreciate their own culture
      • Respect others as individuals and accept them for their cultural membership
      • Relate effectively with others based on appreciation for differences

      Career and Educational Opportunities

      • Motivation to Achieve
      • Goal setting; decision making

      Opportunities to provide Guidance Curriculum Objectives

      • Classroom settings
      • Assemblies
      • MENTOR program
      • Multi-cultural activities
      • Careers/College Week
      • Educational awareness activities
      • School wide recognition programs
      • Applicable TEKS

      Counselor's Role

      • Program Management
      • Guidance
      • Consultation
      • Counseling
      • Student Appraisal
      • Coordination

    JUNIOR HIGH & HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE

    • Goals

      Motivation to Achieve

      • Develop their own academic potential
      • Take advantage of educational opportunities
      • Identify career opportunities that will allow them to fulfill their potential

      Decision Making

      • Develop the ability to make decisions based on information gathered
      • Evaluate options for appropriate choices

      Planning and Goal Setting

      • Use research skills to gather information
      • Develop the ability to make plans and set goals
      • Time management

      Problem-Solving Skills

      • Develop the ability to gather information
      • Develop the ability to identify options and make appropriate choices
      • Develop the ability to manage change

      Educational Choice

      • Explore options for post-graduation
      • Relate career choices to educational choices

      Cross-Cultural Effectiveness

      • Appreciate their own culture
      • Respect others as individuals and accept them for their cultural membership
      • Relate effectively with others based on appreciation for differences

      Opportunities to provide Guidance Curriculum Objectives

      • Classroom settings
      • College Readiness 
      • Assemblies
      • Student handbook review
      • Parent conferences and informational meetings
      • College Night
      • Web site exploration
      • Applicable TEKS
      • Student Resource Officer services
      • MENTOR program
      • Multi-cultural activities
      • Orientation programs
      • Newsletter distribution

      Counselor's Role

      • Program Management
      • Guidance
      • Consultation
      • Counseling
      • Student Appraisal
      • Coordination
       

    INDIVIDUAL PLANNING

    • PURPOSE: The purpose of the individual planning system is to assist students to plan, monitor and manage their own educational, career and personal-social development. Schools will use a variety of resources including staff, information and activities to assist students in developing and implementing personalized plans. Parental involvement is essential to facilitate appropriate placement decisions for students. Through the individual planning system, students are assisted in:

      • Being motivated to achieve
      • Setting challenging educational, career and personal-social goals
      • Making plans for achieving short, intermediate and long term goals
      • Assessing their current progress toward their goals

      Educational

      • Study skills techniques
      • Awareness of educational opportunities
      • Appropriate course selection
      • Facilitate appropriate placement
      • Interpretation and utilization of test scores
      • Importance of lifelong learning
      • Graduation

      Career

      • Knowledge of potential career opportunities
      • Knowledge of career and technical training
      • Correlation between student appraisal data, course selection and career choices

      Personal – Social

      • Development of healthy self concepts
      • Development of responsible social behavior

      Opportunities to Provide Individual Planning

      • Career exploration opportunities
      • Development of Four Year Plan
      • Junior/Senior information
      • Handbook
      • Newsletter
      • Website
      • Scholarship/Financial Aid information
        • PSAT, ACT, SAT
        • Information
        • Interpretation
        • College Information
        • Non-traditional credit
        • Summer school
        • Credit By Exams
        • Correspondence Courses
        • Credit Recovery Courses
        • Dual Credit
          • Course selection process
          • College selection process
          • Credit checks
          • ARD meetings
          • 504 meetings

      Counselor's Role

      • Program Management
      • Guidance
      • Consultation
      • Student Appraisal
      • Coordination