High School Guidance
To assist students in understanding and respecting self and others.
To enable students to develop decision-making competencies and career awareness.
School counselors are advocates for students. They are available to assist and advise each student in the areas of personal/social, academic, and career domains. This includes personal/social concerns, academic concerns, career exploration & choices, course selections, college choices, scholarship applications, test score interpretation, setting goals, examining options, teacher/student relationships, and any special situations that may be important to a student.
Our conversations are confidential, however:
By law, school personnel are required to report child abuse, intent to harm oneself or others, and unlawful activity.
Information shared between a student and a counselor is confidential. I make every effort to follow the counseling guidelines contained in the American School Counselor Association Code of Ethics. This means I will keep the information you share with me confidential—unless you give me permission to share it, or unless I am required by law or school policy to share it.
Examples of when I must share your information:
– When I must consult with other professionals to better help you.
– When I am required to release information by a school policy, state law, and/or the code of ethics for professional counselors.
– If I believe you are at risk of harming yourself or others.
– If I believe someone is trying to harm you.
– If a law is broken.