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Counseling Services Curriculum

Grades K-5

Academic Development

Goal 1

Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across their life span.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Develop effective study and test-taking skills.
  2. Develop effective learning habits and time management skills.

Goal 2

Students will employ strategies to achieve success in school.

Objectives:

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Develop effective organization, planning and preparation skills.
  2. Use steps in problem solving.
  3. Practice school wide expectations and policies.

Goal 3

Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work, to life at home, and in the community.

Objectives:

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Identify the resources available when making successful transitions.
  2. Relate hobbies, interests and strengths to careers in order to expand awareness of the world of work.

Career Development

Goal 1

Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Describe careers, products, and services that are present in the local community to increase awareness of different types of work.
  2. Participate in career exploration activities.

Goal 2

Students will employ strategies to achieve future career success and satisfaction.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Show cooperation with others to accomplish a task in order to value the importance of work.
  2. Identify alternatives when making decisions.

Goal 3

Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education and training, and the world of work.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Show how classmates depend on one another, work together, and share responsibilities.
  2. Explain how contributions of individuals are important.
  3. Describe the relationship between careers and school subjects in order to identify factors relating to the ever changing work place.

Personal/Social Development

Goal 1

Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Identify personal abilities, interests, strengths and areas in need of development.
  2. Recognize, identify and accept feelings of self and others.
  3. Develop skills in resolving conflicts with peers and adults.
  4. Recognize and understand different cultures, attitudes, and abilities among people.
  5. Develop and use effective communication skills.

Goal 2

Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to achieve goals.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Practice citizenship within the school and community as demonstrated by taking responsibility for one’s own actions.
  2. Develop effective decision-making, problem solving and goal setting processes.

Goal 3

Students will understand safety and survival skills.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Practice safe behavior which promote those values and expectations established by the HCPSS.
  2. Understand the need for coping skills in managing life events.
  3. Utilize school counseling and other services within the school to obtain assistance when needed.

Grades 6-8

Academic Development

Goal 1

Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across their life span.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Participate in cooperation with parents/guardians and school staff to plan for personal school success.
  2. Identify their interests, personal learning styles, academic strengths and difficulties in order to succeed in the learning process.
  3. Develop positive organizational, time management, study, test taking and planning skills to achieve school success.

Goal 2

Students will employ strategies to achieve success in school which will provide them with the opportunity to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options, including college.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Evaluate the benefits of regular attendance and positive behaviors to ensure school success.
  2. Utilize a variety of strategies and resources helpful in making a successful transition from elementary to middle school, grade to grade, middle to high school, and between comprehensive and alternative schools.
  3. Practice school wide expectations and policies.

Goal 3

Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work, to life at home, and in the community.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Explore special programs, academic options, and extra-curricular opportunities in order to enhance learning and personal growth.
  2. Explain the relationship between academic skills and the world of work.

Career Development

Goal 1

Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Locate, evaluate and interpret career information.
  2. Identify effective steps in decision-making and how to apply them to education, career and life choices.
  3. Investigate requirements and options to develop a four year plan of study for high school.
  4. Acquire knowledge about the ever-changing workplace.

Goal 2

Students will employ strategies to achieve future career success and satisfaction.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Apply decision-making skills to career planning, course selection and career transitions.
  2. Identify personal qualities and behaviors needed to secure and maintain employment.
  3. Use conflict management skills with peers and adults.

Goal 3

Students will understand the relationship Between personal qualities, education and training, and the world of work.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Describe the relationship between school subjects and careers to assist in educational and career goal setting.
  2. Assess their interests and aptitudes in order to make effective school and career choices.
  3. Identify stereotypes, biases and discriminatory behaviors that may limit opportunities in the workplace.

Personal/Social Development

Goal 1

Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Express feelings in order to more accurately.
  2. Understand their feelings and the feelings of others.
  3. Communicate their needs.
  4. Communicate assertively.
  5. Develop coping skills in order to adapt to change, make positive transitions, and effectively handle stress.

Goal 2

Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to achieve goals.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Employ essential social skills needed to experience positive relationships and work cooperatively in groups.
  2. Develop effective decision-making, problem solving and goal setting processes.

Goal 3

Students will understand safety and survival skills.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Develop alternative ways to handle conflicts in order to avoid aggressive behaviors.
  2. Show respect for physical, academic and cultural differences among peers and adults in order to learn and work effectively with others.
  3. Access school counseling and other services within the school to obtain assistance when needed.
  4. Practice safe behaviors which promote those values and expectations established by the HCPSS.

Grades 9-12

Academic Development

Goal 1

Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across their life span.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the graduation requirements.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of graduation pathways.
  3. Develop time management/organizational skills.
  4. Complete an academic resume.

Goal 2

Students will employ strategies to achieve success in school which will provide them with the opportunity to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options, including college.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Calculate their Grade Point Average (G.P.A.).
  2. Demonstrate effective study habits and test taking skills.
  3. Enroll in a course of study which matches their educational goals and objectives.
  4. Identify guidance resources and know how to access them when needed.
  5. Recognize that information and support is available from faculty, staff, and peers.
  6. Understand the relationship between school attendance and school success.

Goal 3

Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work, to life at home, and in the community.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Strive to meet and exceed rigorous academic standards through course selection in preparation for effective community participation.
  2. Access post-secondary resources in preparation for the world of work.
  3. Develop a post-high school plan which may include the completion of higher education entrance requirements and financial assistance documents.
  4. Seek co-curricular and community activities to enhance school and life experiences.

Career Development

Goal 1

Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Develop skills to locate, evaluate, and interpret career information.
  2. Participate in career exploration activities.
  3. Develop an individual school-to-career plan, updating information from previous plans, and including tentative decisions to be implemented after high school.

Goal 2

Students will employ strategies to achieve future career success and satisfaction.

Objectives:

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Present themselves effectively through resumes, job applications, and interviews.
  2. Complete a career plan appropriate to their current goals.

Goal 3

Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education and training, and the world of work.

Objectives:

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Describe the relationship between school subjects and careers to assist in educational and career goal setting.
  2. Complete an interest inventory to identify their personal interests and skills and their career choices.

Personal/Social Development

Goal 1

Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Recognize, accept, respect, and appreciate individual and cultural differences.
  2. Identify extracurricular activities that are available and understand the criteria necessary to participate.

Goal 2

Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to achieve goals.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Develop effective decision-making, problem solving and goal setting processes.

Goal 3

Students will understand safety and survival skills.

Objectives

The students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Identify resource people in the school and community, and know how to seek their help
  2. Develop conflict resolution skills.
  3. Understand the need for coping skills in managing life events.
  4. Identify school rules and regulations and exercise their rights and responsibilities.