Welcome to the School Counseling page.
The school counseling department at Preparatory Charter provides counseling and guidance services to all students in grades 9-12. The department is committed to supporting students’ academic, social/emotional, and post-secondary planning needs. We follow the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) Standards by supporting student development, maintaining confidentiality, providing assistance with post-secondary planning, assisting with referrals to outside agencies, and advocating for our students.
Counseling services provided are individual counseling; crisis response; and consultation with parents, teachers and other educators. Guidance lessons are taught to all students in grades 9-12, and are geared toward their target audience. Topics covered include the transition to high school; study skills and habits; mental health; stress management; career and post-secondary planning; and other subjects as requested or needed.
The school counseling department also offers assistance to the junior and senior classes with test registration for the ACT and SAT, and administers the Pre-ACT to the sophomore class. Counselors meet one-on-one with each student in their junior year to begin individualized post-secondary planning. In their senior year students work closely with their counselor for guidance with the application process to college, trade school, or the military.
In addition to counseling and guidance services, the department is the point of contact for the Child Study Team (CST) at Prep Charter. Teachers or parents may refer any student for which they have academic or behavioral concerns to the CST. The counselors work closely with the referred student’s grade level teachers, the Learning Support Department, the School Psychologist, Dean of Students, and the Special Programs Coordinator to ensure the students needs are being met.