Counseling & Behavioral Services
We are excited to release the first video in a series designed to help students and parents learn more about what Personalized Counseling means to us in Humble ISD. This video, along with others that will be released this year, will help outline the individualized approach to counseling and what programs, courses, and supports are available to our students in Humble ISD. In this first video, Dr. Fagen and Dr. Leigh explore how Advanced Learning, Career and Technical Education, and the Counseling department have come together under Personalized Student Success to offer each of our students in Humble ISD a unique and individualized approach to planning their customized pathway in Humble ISD, as well as a focus on positive mental health.
In Humble ISD, we believe in a personalized approach to counseling. Each elementary student will receive one individual meeting and each secondary student will receive two individual meetings each year with their counselor. In these meetings, the students will have the opportunity to discuss their goals and aspirations, and discuss the options for their personal path in Humble ISD. Additionally, the counselors will be working with students and teachers in the classroom to provide additional avenues for student success. This partnership is designed to give Humble ISD students a unique approach to meeting their personal goals, career pathways, and setting them up for success.The Counseling and Behavioral Services department guides the elementary and secondary professional school counselors who provide a comprehensive counseling program supporting students in their educational, career, personal, and social development. In addition to school counseling, the department includes Social & Emotional Learning, Behavioral Intervention, and Homeless Support. Humble ISD works to develop the whole child so that each individual is healthy, safe, supported, challenged and engaged. Learning and practicing the Portrait of a Graduate comptencies and the Great 8 Super Powers for Daily Life helps our students create and connect to their own successful future story.
School Counseling Program Structure
Counselors in Humble ISD follow the Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs in Texas public schools, which is an integral part of the total educational program. Through a systematic and planned program, school counselors apply specialized knowledge and skills to provide developmentally appropriate support and interventions for all students. The Texas Education Code (§33.005) specifies that “a school counselor shall work with the school faculty and staff, students, parents, and the community to plan, implement, and evaluate a developmental guidance and counseling program.” Furthermore, the school counselor shall design the school counseling program to include the following four components:
Individual Planning “to guide a student as the student plans, monitors, and manages the student’s own educational, career, personal, and social development.”
Guidance Curriculum “to help students develop their full educational potential, including the student's interests and career objectives.”
Responsive Services “to intervene on behalf of any student whose immediate personal concerns or problems put the student's continued educational, career, personal, or social development at risk.”
System Support “to support the efforts of teachers, staff, parents, and other members of the community in promoting the educational, career, personal, and social development of students."