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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.