Comprehensive School Counseling Program Overview & Mission

  • The Stevens Point Area Public School District Comprehensive School Counseling Program provides a framework to service ALL students in the personal/social, academic and career domains in order to prepare them to be college and career ready.  This program is driven by four key components including:

    • Counseling Curriculum: content delivered to all students through classroom activities, interdisciplinary curriculum development, group activities, parent/student workshops
    • Individual Planning: assist students in educational and career planning, decision making, and goal setting
    • Responsive Services: prevention and intervention, consultation, individual and small group counseling, crisis counseling, referrals
    • System Support: program delivery and support, professional development, consultation, collaboration, and teaming

     

    A fully implemented program also includes:
     

    • “By ALL for ALL” Philosophy which means the school counselors create partnerships with all stakeholders in order to deliver services to every student
    • Prepares students for challenges of 21st century through academic, career and enhanced personal/social development so they can understand who they are as individuals and how they contribute to a global society
    • Based on American School Counselor Association Standards for School Counseling and is aligned with the Wisconsin Counseling State Standards and Benchmarks which strive to ensure the academic success of all students with a proactive approach
    • Strong emphasis on student & parent educational/career conferencing
    • Student development focus
    • Delivery to “Give Purpose to Learning”
    • Relates educational programs to future success; answers the student questions, 
    • “Why do I have to learn this stuff?”
    • Develops a system for students’ long-range planning and learning
    • Calendaring process to determine use of counselor time and a means of accountability
    • Enables parents to access school and community resources
    • Program has structure specific content for an interdisciplinary team effort
    • Delivery to “Prepare Each Student to be Successful”
    • Integrates school counseling with the academic mission of the school district
    • Led and facilitated by DPI-Licensed School Counselors to provide direct services to students and parents in collaboration with staff and the community