Counseling and College & Career Readiness

About Us

The Counseling  leads the elementary and secondary professional school counselors who provide the comprehensive guidance program for the district.   The Counseling Department provides equitable and accessible services for all students and families.

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.

Philosophy

The philosophy of the Goose Creek CISD Counseling 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 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 and 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
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