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COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM 

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COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

The complete program with Domain charts and Delivery Map is available on the pdf attached to this page. Double click to open/print in a pdf viewer.

Vision 

The vision of school counseling at Honeoye Central School is that all students will acquire the academic, college and career, and personal/social skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others. 

Mission 

Our mission as school counselors at Honeoye Central School is to provide a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate and sequential school counseling program. The program provided is aligned with the New York State Education Standards and the American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) National Standards for Students. Honeoye Central School’s Comprehensive School Counseling Program focuses on the needs, interests and issues related to the stages of student growth through academic, college & career, and social/emotional development. In partnership with students, staff, family, community members and employers, we will prepare students to become effective learners, achieve success in school, and accomplish post-secondary goals to become contributing members of diverse local and global communities. 

Program 

Honeoye Central School’s Comprehensive School Counseling Program is an integral component of the total educational experience of all students. The program is designed to foster student achievement and school improvement. The developmental and systematic nature creates a sequential and clearly defined plan. 

The comprehensive school counseling program addresses students’ needs throughout their schooling in three domains: academic, social/emotional and college & career. The comprehensive school counseling program promotes and enhances the learning process for all students. The program characteristics are similar to other programs in education such as: student outcomes or competencies, activities to achieve the desired outcomes, professional personnel, materials, resources and a delivery system. The process for delivery of the national standards is accomplished by utilizing each of the four components of the comprehensive program: individual student planning, responsive services, school counseling core curriculum, and direct/ indirect student services. The comprehensive program identifies competencies for students and uses varying strategies to deliver the content of the program to every student. 

Program Goals 

The comprehensive school counseling program will align the ASCA standards and the State learning standards to the three domains of school counseling: academic, social/emotional and college & career. Program goals are focused on these three domains: 

Academic: Standards guiding school counseling programs to implement strategies and activities to support and maximize 

each student’s ability to learn. 

Social/Emotional: Standards guiding school counseling programs to help students manage emotions and learn and apply interpersonal skills. 

College & Career: Standards guiding school counseling programs to help students 1) understand the connection between school and the world of work and 2) plan for and make a successful transition from school to postsecondary education and/or the world of work and from job to job across the life-span. 

Delivery System 

Through the comprehensive school counseling program, school counselors integrate academic, social/emotional and career development through a delivery system comprised of four components: 

Individual Student Planning: Individual Student Planning consists of school counselors coordinating ongoing systemic activities designed to assist students establishing personal goals and developing future plans. 

  • Case Management: monitor individual student progress. 
  • Individual Advisement: work directly with students on developing appropriate personal, educational and career plans and goals. 
  • Individual Appraisal: use test information and other data to assist students in analyzing and evaluating their interests, skills and abilities. 
  • Placement: assist students in determining the proper educational setting as they meet their academic and career goals. 

Responsive Counseling: 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. 

  • Personal Counseling: provide students maximum privacy in which to freely explore and express ideas, feelings, behaviors, relationships and normal developmental tasks. 
  • Crisis Counseling: provide prevention and intervention in a focused, short-term nature addressing a particular student’s concern. 
  • Consultation: work with students, parents, teachers and other involved parties to develop strategies to assist students. 
  • Referral: refer students and families to appropriate community agencies when needed. 
  • Peer Mediation: facilitate mediation and use of conflict resolution skills to help students learn how to make changes in the way they get along with others. 
  • Advocacy: serve as student advocates to access services and negotiate systems to meet students’ needs. 

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. 

  • Classroom Instruction and Activities: present lessons in the classroom setting or team-teaching 
  • Group Activities: conduct small and large group activities to address students’ particular needs. 
  • Interdisciplinary Activities: participate in teams to develop curriculum across content areas. 
  • Parent Workshops and Instruction: conduct or facilitate sessions for parents/guardians. 
  • Collaborative Activities: plan and conduct activities with teachers, support personnel and other educators 

Direct/Indirect Student Services: Direct services are in-person interactions between school counselors and students. Indirect 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. 

  • Professional Development: counselors must update knowledge and skills by participating in training, professional meetings and conferences and relevant coursework. 
  • Consultation with Teachers and Staff: counselors work with teachers and other staff members to provide information regarding the needs of students and participate in district committees and in service programs. 
  • Parent and Community Outreach: school counselors provide ongoing support and information to the greater community regarding students’ needs. 
  • Research: school counselors utilize research in the development of their programs and participate in research designed to improve their programs. 
  • Program Evaluation: counselors collect and analyze data to evaluate the program and continue updating of program activities. 
  • Program Promotion: school counselors provide orientation and information regarding the program to the greater community through websites, newsletters and community presentations. 

Advisory Council: The Honeoye Central School CSC Advisory Council is comprised of various members from the district and community and is representative of all stakeholders. All advisory council members are invited to meet annually and review the School Counseling plan to ensure that it is updated and maintains its comprehensive nature. 

  • Thomas Cox; Interim Superintendent 
  • Margie Wright; Elementary Principal 
  • Addie Klaehn; Interim Secondary Principal 
  • Christina Bush; Pupil Personnel Services Director 
  • Melissa Perkowski; Director of Curriculum and Instruction 
  • Evan Carrier; K-8 School Counselor 
  • Tina Rasmussen; 9-12 School Counselor 
  • Andrea Johnson; School Psychologist 
  • Heather Paler; School Psychologist 
  • Phil Huber; High School Health Teacher 
  • Beth Allison; K-2 Teacher 
  • Shana Czekanski; 3-5 Teacher 
  • April Seeley; Middle School Teacher 
  • Megan Trippi; Secondary parent representative 
  • Jennifer Covey; Elementary parent representative 
  • Molly Bailey; Prevention Specialist 
  • Rebecca Edington; School Resource Officer/Sheriff’s Deputy