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Northside's Counseling Program

What do Elementary Counselors Do?

 
Elementary School Counselors Implement the Counseling Program by Providing:
 

School Guidance Curriculum

  • Academic support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Goal setting and decision-making
  • Career awareness, exploration and planning
  • Education on understanding self and others 
    Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills
  • Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Substance abuse education (Red Ribbon Week)
  • Multicultural/diversity awareness

Individual Student Planning

  • Academic planning
  • Goal setting/decision- making
  • Education on understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
  • Transition plans for 5th grade students

Responsive Services

  • Individual and small-group counseling
  • Individual/family/school crisis intervention
  • Conflict resolution
  • Consultation/collaboration
  • Referrals

System Support

  • Professional development
  • Consultation, collaboration and teaming
  • Program management and operation 
School Wide Events
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Career Day
  • No Bullying Week
 
Elementary School Counselors Collaborate with:
 
Parents
Parent education 
Communication/networking 
Academic planning 
College/career awareness programs 
One-on-one parent conferencing 
Interpretation of assessment results

Teachers
Classroom guidance activities 
Academic support, including learning style assessment and education to help students succeed academically 
Classroom speakers 
At-risk student identification and implementation of interventions to enhance success

Administrators
School climate 
Behavioral management plans 
School-wide needs assessments 
Student data and results 
Student assistance team building

Students
Peer education 
Peer support 
Academic support 
School climate 
Leadership development
Community
Job shadowing, service learning 
Crisis interventions 
Referrals 
Parenting classes 
Support groups 
Career education
 
Taken from American School Counselors Website: www.schoolcounselor.org
 

You may contact Mrs. Redden by calling (770) 748-4932 or emailing at: jredden@polk.k12.ga.us

 

WHEN SHOULD YOU CALL A COUNSELOR?

When your student is having difficulty learning.

When family changes interfere with academic progress.

When you child needs extra help adjusting to school.

When you want to arrange a meeting with several teachers or with both a teacher and a counselor.

When you want to discover available community resources and agencies for your student and family.

 

 

Six Pillars of Character

 

 

Contact Us
Polk School District 612 South College St.
Cedartown, GA 30125
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Phone: 770-748-3821
Fax: 770-748-5131
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