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School Counseling Services

About School Counseling Services

The role of the school counselor has expanded with the implementation of student success plans, emphasis on common core, and focus on school safety. CREC offers a variety of professional development services for school counselors. Whether you need information through professional development or require in-depth coaching to create or refine your practices, CREC will work with your educational organization to customize training opportunities for your school counselors.

Academic Support

Best practices for:

  • Writing SMART goals
  • Conducting and using learning style information
  • Offering learning strategies to colleagues
  • Developing and managing peer tutoring programs
  • Organizing and assisting with online support options
  • Collaborating with administrators and teachers to monitor grades
  • Providing incremental interventions
  • Actively creating student success teams and intervention plans
  • Facilitating group interventions
  • Creating student support plans

Career and College Planning Services

Best practices for:

  • Helping students explore careers
  • Planning a scope-and-sequence career and college planning curriculum
  • Creating successful career fairs, career days, and career orientation field trips
  • Exploring experiential learning options
  • Collaborating with external agencies and programs
  • Providing leadership training
  • Customizing the Junior Planning Seminar series
  • Facilitating SAT and ACT preparation
  • Organizing college trips, representative visits, and college fairs
  • Conducting college admissions workshops for students and parents
  • Providing financial aid seminars
  • Organizing “GAP Year” fairs
  • Establishing summer bridge programs

Personal and Social Support

Best practices for:

  • Gathering data and monitoring freshmen progress
  • Surveying students to identify and target needs
  • Supporting student navigation of high school social and emotional demands
  • Transitioning new students to your campus
  • Teaching curriculum for:
    • Developing healthy self-advocacy skills
    • Fitting in and “finding your niche”
    • Displaying positive mental health
    • Learning to “stand your ground”
    • Building positive self-esteem and self-image
    • Embracing transgender and sexual orientation differences
    • Unifying cultural variations
    • Creating a culture of mindfulness
  • Supporting and developing programming options for students with significant behavioral needs
  • Maximizing services for students among various agencies
  • Facilitating parent education sessions

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