• Welcome to the
    Flippen Elementary
    School Counseling Department
     

    What do Elementary Counselors Do?

     

    Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skill necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can help all children achieve academic success. The professional elementary school counselor holds at least a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling. Maintaining certification includes on-going professional development to stay current with education reform and challenges facing today’s students. (Adapted from the American School Counselors Association Website)

      

    The School Counseling Department will provide services, per the ASCA National Model including, but not limited to:

    • Individual student academic planning and goal setting 
    • School counseling classroom core curriculum lessons
    • School Counseling Small Groups
    • Short-term counseling to students 
    • Referrals for outside support (when needed)
    • Collaboration with families, teachers, administrators and community members to aid student achievement 
    • Advocacy for all students 
    • Data analysis to identify student needs and challenges, as well as school improvement goals
                             
                                                                                                     
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