• Components of a Comprehensive School

    Guidance and Counseling Program 


    Guidance Curriculum

    Purpose: to provide all students with the knowledge and skills appropriate for their developmental level through systematic delivery of the guidance curriculum.                                   

    Areas Addressed:                                                                                                                                                                

    • Self-confidence
    • Motivation to achieve
    • Decision-making, Goal-setting, Planning, and Problem-solving skills
    • Interpersonal effectiveness (including Social Skills)
    • Communication skills
    • Cross-cultural effectiveness
    • Responsible behavior
    • Great 8 Skills

    Responsive Services

    Purpose: to meet the individual student’s immediate needs usually necessitated by situations and conditions in the student’s life.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Image result for cartoon sign what happens in here stays in here        

    Areas Addressed:

    • Academic concerns
      • School-related concerns                                                       
        • tardiness 
        • absences and truancy
        • misbehavior
        • school-avoidance
      • Relationship concerns
      • Physical/sexual/emotional abuse and neglect as described in Texas Family Code
      • Grief/loss
      • Substance abuse
      • Family issues
      • Harassment issues
      • Coping with stress
      • Self-harm
      • Suicide prevention


    Individual Planning

    Purpose: to assist students individually in establishing personal goals and developing future plans.

    Areas Addressed:


    • Acquisition of student skills
    • Awareness of educational opportunities
    • Utilization of test scores


    • Knowledge of potential career opportunities
    • Knowledge of career and technical training
    • Knowledge of positive work habits


    • Development of healthy self-concept
    • Development of adaptive and adjustive social behavior

    System Support

    Purpose: to establish, maintain, and enhance the total counseling program.

    Areas Addressed:

    • Guidance program development
    • Parent education
    • Teacher/administrator consultation
    • Staff development for educators
    • School improvement planning
    • Counselor’s professional development
    • Research and publishing
    • Community outreach