How Do School Counselors Help?
School Counselors' are master's level licensed
professionals trained in the development of children, the prevention
of children's problems, intervention strategies to correct problems and
prevent their escalation, as well as trained to provide crisis intervention.
School counselors help students grow personally and
School counselors assist students in educational
School counselors assist students career planning
The Guidance Department plans, organizes, and
coordinates the course selection procedures, career guidance activities,
and orientation programs, post-high school planning activities and financial
Contact information for South's current guidance counselors can be found on the important phone numbers page.
Counselors collaborate with teachers and families
to meet the developmental needs of their students.
Counselors assist parent/guardian in forming realistic
perceptions of student aptitude, abilities, interests, attitudes, and provides
resources, which contribute to the continuing development of the student.
Counselors act as a liaison between student and parent/guardian
to improve family communication as it affects the student's educational
The Guidance Department provides requested information
and test data to referral agencies and the courts in accordance with established
laws and policies.
The Guidance Department coordinates group guidance
activities used to disseminate information about colleges and technical
colleges/schools, college entrance testing, college application procedures,
scholarships and financial aids.