• The top priority of Whitesboro’s counseling program is the academic success for every student.  All students K-12 have access to a school counselor.  Counselors interact with students as often as possible throughout the school year individually, in groups, and in classrooms. 
     
    School Counselors:
     
    • Monitor student achievement and develop strategies for improvement for struggling students
    • Guide students to challenge themselves with rigorous academic programs
    • Coordinate programs and activities that promote personal/social development
    • Facilitate the referral process to help students and families connect with outside agencies
    • Orient new students to school
    • Help students transition between levels successfully ( i.e., elementary to middle to high)
    • Help students learn about various careers and post-secondary education options
    • Facilitate conferences with parents
    • Coordinate efforts with other school staff 
    • Present classroom guidance activities including: decision making, career information, course selection and graduation requirements 
    • Participate in the Child Study Team and Committee on Special Education
    • Analyze test results and provide information about students' achievement scores 
    • Beginning in sixth grade, meet with each student at least once annually to develop or review career goals and provide guidance in developing a plan to achieve those goals