Direct services are in-person interactions between school counselors and students and include the following:
School counseling core curriculum: This curriculum consists of structured lessons designed to help students attain the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills appropriate for their developmental level. The school counseling core curriculum is delivered throughout the school’s overall curriculum and is systematically presented by school counselors in collaboration with other professional educators in K-12 classroom and group activities.
Individual student planning: School counselors coordinate ongoing systemic activities designed to assist students in establishing personal goals and developing future plans.
Responsive services: Responsive services are activities designed to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns. Responsive services may include counseling in individual or small-group settings or crisis response.
Indirect Student ServicesIndirect services are provided on behalf of students as a result of the school counselors’ interactions with others including referrals for additional assistance, consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations.
Category 1: Mindset Standards
School counselors encourage the following mindsets for all students.M 1. Belief in development of whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional and physical well-beingM 2. Self-confidence in ability to succeedM 3. Sense of belonging in the school environmentM 4. Understanding that postsecondary education and life-long learning are necessary for long-term career successM 5. Belief in using abilities to their fullest to achieve high-quality results and outcomesM 6. Positive attitude toward work and learning
Category 2: Behavior Standards
Students will demonstrate the following standards through classroom lessons, activitiesand/or individual/small-group counselingLearning Strategies Self-Management Skills Social SkillsB-LS 1. Demonstrate critical-thinkingskills to make informed decisionsB-SMS 1. Demonstrate ability to assumeresponsibilityB-SS 1. Use effective oral and writtencommunication skills andlistening skillsB-LS 2. Demonstrate creativity B-SMS 2. Demonstrate self-discipline andself-controlB-SS 2. Create positive and supportiverelationships with other studentsB-LS 3. Use time-management,organizational and study skillsB-SMS 3. Demonstrate ability to workindependentlyB-SS 3. Create relationships with adultsthat support success