Paulding County School District professional school counseling program is aligned with the American School Counseling Association's
(ASCA) National Model. The ASCA National Standards reflect the
expectations for all students to achieve. Professional elementary school
counselors support students in three areas of their lives: academic,
career, and personal/social. School counselors collaboratively work with
all stakeholders in the following four delivery systems:
1. School Counseling Curriculum-
guidance lessons or activities to promote the knowledge, attitudes and
skills in three content areas: academic achievement, career
development, and personal/social growth. These lessons include: classroom
guidance, small group activities (intentional guidance), and parent workshops/instruction. Elementary students in grades 1-5 also receive instruction
from professional school counselors on the seventeen career clusters.
2. Individual Student Planning- activities designed to assist students in establishing personal goals and develop future plans. These activities include: career exploration activities, grade talks, test taking talks, attendance talks, behavior talks, as well as individual and/or small group advisement.
3. Responsive Services-
activities that meet student's immediate needs and concerns, such as
consultation regarding a particular issue, individual and small group
counseling, crisis counseling, conflict resolution, referrals, and peer
4. System Support- activities that enhance the school counseling program and support the school's mission statement and school improvement plan.