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School Counseling

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Counselors can help students with
  • academic planning and educational progress;
  • concerns that interfere with learning;
  • ability to cope with pressures;
  • test results and what they mean;
  • various school programs and community opportunities; and
  • college planning and technical training beyond high school.

Chesterfield school counselors
  • are trained to work with parents, students, and other school staff members;
  • work with students individually and in groups to help resolve problems that interfere with learning;
  • support students with special needs and may serve as a member of the child study team;
  • coordinate gifted program opportunities;
  • offer crisis intervention and prevention;
  • maintain contact with and make appropriate referrals to various community and social agencies;
  • provide information about community and other resources;
  • plan and coordinate various schoolwide programs for students and parents; and
  • help students explore options regarding college, work, and vocational training.

Counselors focus on SUCCESS by
  • facilitating the transitions from elementary school to middle school to high school to post-secondary choices
  • providing counseling and guidance services regarding
    • academic progress,
    • vocational and career planning,
    • test interpretation,
    • academic planning,
    • problem solving, and
    • college and post-secondary options.