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Guidance and Counseling
Guidance and Counseling

The Guidance and Counseling Department leads the elementary and secondary professional school counselors who provide the comprehensive guidance program for the district. In addition the Guidance and Counseling Department oversees School Social Workers who provide a variety services, including resource assistance and consultation to students, families, and campus staff.   The Guidance and Counseling Department provides equitable and accessible services for all students and families.


Philosophy:

The philosophy of the Goose Creek CISD Guidance Department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success.  Goose Creek CISD Professional School counselors are proactive educators who facilitate positive academic, career, personal/social and emotional development of students by addressing student issues and concerns and providing interventions which remove barriers, which enables students to focus on learning and academic achievement.

 

School Counseling Program:

Professional school counselors must provide a systematic, planned approach for helping all students acquire the skills necessary for successful academic, career, social and emotional development. Texas law requires school counselors to deliver guidance lessons and appropriate interventions. Professional school counselors must provide a systematic, planned approach for helping all students acquire the skills necessary for successful academic, career, social and emotional development.  The Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program (TEC, 33.005) integrates four key components. Goose Creek CISD counselors follow the TEA 4-Component Model of a Comprehensive, Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program. The four components are: Guidance Curriculum, Responsive Services, Individual Planning, and System Support. The responsibilities of each area are:

  • Guidance Curriculum - Guidance lessons on a variety of topics; large-group consultations with students
  • Responsive Services - Individual counseling sessions; parent consultations regarding individual student needs; coordination with outside referral sources 
  • Individual Planning - Academic and career guidance; parent and student consultation regarding planning and goal-setting; interpretation and analysis of assessment instruments 
  • System Support - Community outreach; parent education programs; teacher consultation; school improvement planning


School Counseling Services:

Elementary Services

The scope of the services provided by the counselors includes:

    orientation to new environments

    individual and group counseling

    guidance activities

    information dissemination

    parental consultations

    referral to outside agencies

    other topics and activities as deemed necessary and appropriate

Secondary Services

The scope of the services provided by the secondary counselors includes:

    orientation

    information dissemination

    individual and group counseling

    placement and scheduling

    learner appraisal

    interpretation of state-mandated assessments

    identification of students with special abilities or needs

    parental consultations

    referrals to outside agencies

    other topics and activities as the deemed necessary and appropriate

Parents are encouraged to call the counselor for assistance on any matter concerning the students.

 

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