Why School Counselors?

 Why School Counselors?

As Professional School Counselors we work with students on an individual basis, in a small group and in classrooms to encourage growth opportunities.  The focus of the Jefferson School Counseling program is based on the development of academic skills, career awareness and positive personal/social interactions.  Students and parents/guardian may request input from their counselor throughout the year.
Here are some reasons students may request to meet with their School Counselor:

  •  “I had an argument with my best friend and he/she doesn’t want to be my friend”
  • “Some students in my science class are talking about a confrontation after school”
  • “My parents are arguing and I don’t know what to do”
  • “My grandfather is really ill…I’m scared and don’t know what to do”
  • “My mom just had a baby and I feel like she doesn’t have time for me as much anymore”
  • “I just found out my family is moving”
  • “My dad wants me to be an engineer, but I want to be a pilot”
  • “I’m nervous about high school and what to expect in 9th grade”
  • “I am completely lost in Algebra class”

Here are some reasons parents/guardians may want to meet with their child’s School Counselor:

  • “This is my son’s third year at Jefferson and he is still having a difficult time adjusting”
  • “My husband is being deployed in two weeks and my daughter may need some support in this adjustment”
  • “My daughter used to be excited about school, but lately she doesn’t seem as interested”
  • “My wife and I recently separated and my son may need support during this time”
  • “My son seems to be getting teased at school”
  • “As a family, how do we prepare for our child going to high school/college”
  •  “What courses are offered next year that address my child’s personal interest”