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The purpose of the guidance curriculum is to help students develop basic life skills. It is the foundation of a developmental guidance program. The developmental guidance curriculum has a scope and sequence for student competency development. The curriculum is taught in small or classroom-sized groups of students by counselors, staff members or other consultants. The curriculum is designed for the use of a variety of materials and other resources. As members of instructional teams, school counselors help to determine how the guidance curriculum is integrated with other instructional objectives.

Elementary Guidance

Goals

Self Confidence Development

  • Identifying and managing feelings

  • Anger Management

Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Anti-Bullying

  • Respect for Others

  • Healthy Friendships

  • Communication Skills

Problem-Solving Skills

  • Personal

  • With Peers

  • Personal Safety/Anti-Victimization

  • With Adults

  • Academic

Drug, Alcohol, Tobacco Awareness

  • Prevention

Cross-Cultural Effectiveness

  • Appreciate their own culture

  • Respect others as individuals and accept them for their cultural membership

  • Relate effectively with others based on appreciation for differences

Career and Educational Opportunities

  • Motivation to Achieve

  • Goal setting; decision making

Opportunities to provide Guidance Curriculum Objectives

  • Classroom settings

  • Assemblies

  • Multi-cultural activities

  • Career Day/College Week

  • Educational awareness activities

  • School wide recognition programs

  • Applicable TEKS

  • 5th Grade Camp

Counselor's Role

  • Program Management

  • Guidance

  • Consultation

  • Counseling

  • Student Appraisal

  • Coordination

Individual Planning

PURPOSE: The purpose of the individual planning system is to assist students for optimal academic and personal-social development. Schools will use a variety of resources including staff, information and activities to assist students. This may include referral for special educational programs such as gifted, bilingual, at-risk, special education, 504, etc. Parental involvement is essential to facilitate appropriate placement decisions for students. Through the individual planning system, students are assisted in:

  • Being motivated to achieve

  • Setting challenging educational, career and personal-social goals

  • Making plans for achieving short, intermediate and long term goals

  • Assessing their current progress toward their goals

Examples of Individual Planning

  • Interpretation of standardized test results

  • Career development activities

  • Transition from one school level to the next

  • Interpretation of requirements necessary for promotion to the next grade

  • Registration, orientation and placement of new students

  • Referral for appropriate educational services

  • Development of positive self-image and responsible behavior through limited individual counseling (usually 6 sessions or less)

Opportunities for Individual Planning

  • Individual counseling sessions

  • Student Success Team

  • Parent conferences

  • Teacher/staff conferences

  • ARD meetings

  • 504 meetings

  • Classroom settings

  • Career Activities

  • Education awareness activities

  • Assemblies

  • Acceleration testing

  • Peer Mediation

Counselor's Role

  • Program Management

  • Counseling

  • Guidance

  • Coordination

  • Consultation

  • Student Appraisal

Responsive Services

PURPOSE: The purpose of the responsive services component is to intervene on behalf of those students whose immediate personal concerns or problems put their continued personal-social, career and/or educational development at risk. Some services are preventive such as interventions with students who are on the brink of choosing an unhealthy or inappropriate solution to their problems or who are unable to cope with a situation. Some services are remedial such as interventions with students who have already made unwise choices or those who are not coping effectively with problem situations.

Counselor Response

  • Counseling individuals or small groups of students

  • Consulting with staff and parents

  • Referring students, parents and staff members to other specialist, special programs or resources

  • Facilitating the use of programs and services with other professionals

  • Follow-up with students to monitor their progress toward resolution of their problems

Examples of Areas of Response

  • Personal

    • Stress

    • Peer relationships

    • Family issues

    • Harassment issues

    • Grief

    • Intervention and postvention of a traumatic event

    • Gang pressure/involvement

    • Substance abuse

    • Child abuse and neglect

    • Suicide

  • Academic

    • Academic success

    • Attendance

    • School attitudes and behaviors

    • Study skills

    • New student adjustment

Opportunities and Personnel to Provide Responsive Services

  • Individual and group sessions

  • Classroom settings

  • Nurse

  • Student Success Team

  • Crisis Response Team

  • Community agencies

  • Mediation

  • 504 meetings

  • ARD meetings

  • RTI meetings

  • Staff/parent consultation

  • Student Resource Officer

  • Communities in Schools

Counselor's Role

  • Counseling

  • Consultation

  • Coordination

  • Student Appraisal

System Support

PURPOSE: The purpose of the system support component is to provide services and management activities that indirectly benefit students.

Areas Addressed

  • Consultation with staff and community for the enhancement of the school environment

  • Support for parent education programs

  • Participation in district or campus-based school improvement planning

  • Assistance in the implementation of the national, state and local standardized testing program

  • Participation in continuing education programs

  • Guidance program development and management to include appropriate written policies, procedures and guidelines

Opportunities for System Support

  • Staff development

  • PTA

  • Guidance Coordinator workshops/In-service

  • Site Based Management Team

  • Membership in professional organizations

  • District and campus planning committees

Counselor's Role

  • Program Management

  • Guidance

  • Consultation

  • Counseling

  • Student Appraisal

  • Coordination

Middle School Guidance

Goals

Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Anti-Bullying

  • Anti-Harassment

  • Identifying and managing feelings

  • Anti-violence

Responsible Behavior

  • Goal setting

  • Making decisions

  • Motivation to achieve

Problem-Solving Skills

  • Personal

  • With Peers

  • With Adults

  • Academic

Drug, Alcohol, Tobacco Awareness

  • Awareness

  • Prevention

Cross-Cultural Effectiveness

  • Appreciate their own culture

  • Respect others as individuals and accept them for their cultural membership

  • Relate effectively with others based on appreciation for differences

Educational Opportunities

  • High School

  • Post Graduation

Career Development

Opportunities to provide Guidance Curriculum Objectives

  • Advisories

  • Classroom settings

  • Assemblies

  • Student handbook

  • Orientation

  • Multi-cultural activities

  • Career Day

  • College awareness activities-College Week

  • School wide recognition programs

  • Applicable TEKS

Counselor's Role

  • Program Management

  • Guidance

  • Consultation

  • Counseling

  • Student Appraisal

  • Coordination

Individual Planning

PURPOSE: The purpose of the individual planning system is to assist students to plan, monitor and manage their own educational, career and personal-social development. Schools will use a variety of resources including staff, information and activities to assist students in developing and implementing personalized plans. This may include referral for special educational programs such as gifted, bilingual, at-risk, special education, 504, etc. Parental involvement is essential for coordinated advisement to facilitate appropriate placement decisions for students. Through the individual planning system, students are assisted in:

  • Being motivated to achieve

  • Setting challenging educational, career and personal-social goals

  • Making plans for achieving short, intermediate and long term goals

  • Assessing their current progress toward their goals

Examples of Individual Planning

  • Interpretation of standardized test results

  • Career development activities

  • Transition from one school level to the next

  • Pre-registration for courses for the subsequent school year

  • Research for post secondary education and/or training

  • Interpretation of requirements necessary for promotion to the next grade

  • Registration, orientation and placement of new students

  • Referral for appropriate educational services

  • Development of positive self-image and responsible behavior through limited individual counseling (usually 6 sessions or less)

Opportunities for Individual Planning

  • Individual counseling sessions

  • Parent conferences

  • Teacher/staff conferences

  • ARD meetings

  • 504 meetings

  • Classroom settings

  • Career Day

  • College awareness activities

  • Assemblies

  • CBE testing

Counselor's Role

  • Program Management

  • Guidance

  • Consultation

  • Counseling

  • Student Appraisal

  • Coordination

Responsive Services

PURPOSE: The purpose of the responsive services component is to intervene on behalf of those students whose immediate personal concerns or problems put their continued person-social, career and/or educational development at risk. Some services are preventive such as interventions with students who are on the brink of choosing an unhealthy or inappropriate solution to their problems or who are unable to cope with a situation. Some services are remedial such as interventions with students who have already made unwise choices or those who are not coping effectively with problem situations.

Counselor Response

  • Counseling individuals or small groups of students

  • Consulting with staff and parents

  • Referring students, parents and staff members to other specialist, special programs or resources

  • Facilitating the use of programs and services with other professionals

  • Follow-up with students to monitor their progress toward resolution of their problems

Examples of Areas of Response

  • Personal

    • Suicide

    • Child abuse and neglect

    • Stress

    • Substance abuse

    • School-age pregnancy

    • Gang pressure/involvement

    • Harassment issues

    • Peer relationships

    • Intervention and postvention of a traumatic event

    • Grief

    • Family issues

  • Academic

    • Academic success

    • Attendance

    • School attitudes and behaviors

    • Study skills

    • New student adjustment

    • School drop-outs

Opportunities and Personnel to Provide Responsive Services

  • Individual and group sessions

  • Classroom settings

  • Nurse

  • Crisis Response Team

  • Community agencies

  • Mediation

  • 504 meetings

  • ARD meetings

  • Staff/parent consultation

  • Student Resource Officer

  • Parenting Education Program

Counselor's Role

  • Counseling

  • Consultation

  • Coordination

  • Student Appraisal

System Support

PURPOSE: The purpose of the system support component is to provide services and management activities that indirectly benefit students.

Areas Addressed

  • Consultation with staff and community for the enhancement of the school environment

  • Support for parent education programs

  • Participation in district or campus-based school improvement planning

  • Assistance in the implementation of the national, state and local standardized testing program

  • Participation in continuing education programs

  • Guidance program development and management to include appropriate written policies, procedures and guidelines

Opportunities for System Support

  • Staff development

  • PTO

  • Guidance Coordinator workshops/In-service

  • District Improvement Team

  • Membership in professional organizations

  • District and campus planning committees

Counselor's Role

  • Program Management

  • Guidance

  • Consultation

  • Counseling

  • Student Appraisal

  • Coordination

High School Guidance

Goals

Motivation to Achieve

  • Develop their own academic potential

  • Take advantage of educational opportunities

  • Identify career opportunities that will allow them to fulfill their potential

Decision Making

  • Develop the ability to make decisions based on information gathered

  • Evaluate options for appropriate choices

Planning and Goal Setting

  • Use research skills to gather information

  • Develop the ability to make plans and set goals

  • Time management

Problem-Solving Skills

  • Develop the ability to gather information

  • Develop the ability to identify options and make appropriate choices

  • Develop the ability to manage change

Educational Choice

  • Explore options for post-graduation

  • Relate career choices to educational choices

Cross-Cultural Effectiveness

  • Appreciate their own culture

  • Respect others as individuals and accept them for their cultural membership

  • Relate effectively with others based on appreciation for differences

Opportunities to provide Guidance Curriculum Objectives

  • Classroom settings

  • Teen Leadership class

  • Assemblies

  • Student handbook review

  • Parent conferences and informational meetings

  • College Night

  • Web site exploration

  • Applicable TEKS

  • Student Resource Officer services

  • Mentor program

  • Multi-cultural activities

  • Orientation programs

  • Newsletter distribution

Counselor's Role

  • Program Management

  • Guidance

  • Consultation

  • Counseling

  • Student Appraisal

  • Coordination

Individual Planning

PURPOSE: The purpose of the individual planning system is to assist students to plan, monitor and manage their own educational, career and personal-social development. Schools will use a variety of resources including staff, information and activities to assist students in developing and implementing personalized plans. This may include referral for special educational programs such as gifted, bilingual, at-risk, special education, 504, etc. Parental involvement is essential to facilitate appropriate placement decisions for students. Through the individual planning system, students are assisted in:

  • Being motivated to achieve

  • Setting challenging educational, career and personal-social goals

  • Making plans for achieving short, intermediate and long term goals

  • Assessing their current progress toward their goals

Educational

  • Study skills techniques

  • Awareness of educational opportunities

  • Appropriate course selection

  • Facilitate appropriate placement

  • Interpretation and utilization of test scores

  • Importance of life long learning

  • Graduation

Career

  • Knowledge of potential career opportunities

  • Knowledge of career and technical training

  • Correlation between student appraisal data, course selection and career choices

Personal – Social

  • Development of healthy self concepts

  • Development of responsible social behavior

Opportunities to Provide Individual Planning

  • Career exploration opportunities

  • Development of Four Year Plan

  • Junior/Senior information

  • Handbook

  • Newsletter

  • Website

  • Scholarship/Financial Aid information

    • PSAT, ACT, SAT

    • Information

    • Interpretation

    • College Information

    • Non-traditional credit

    • Summer school

    • Credit By Exams

    • Correspondence Courses

    • Credit Recovery Courses

    • Dual Credit

      • Course selection process

      • College selection process

      • Credit checks

      • ARD meetings

      • 504 meetings

      • At risk student procedures (Student Opportunity Center)

Counselor's Role

  • Program Management

  • Guidance

  • Consultation

  • Student Appraisal

  • Coordination

Responsive Services

PURPOSE: The purpose of the responsive services component is to intervene on behalf of those students who immediate personal concerns or problems put their continued personal-social, career and/or educational development at risk. Some services are preventive: interventions with students who are on the brink of choosing an unhealthy or inappropriate solution to their problems or are unable to cope with a situation. Some services are remedial: interventions with students who have already made unwise choices or have not coped well with problem situations.

Counselor Response

  • Counseling individuals or small groups of students

  • Consulting with staff and parents

  • Referring students, parents and staff members to other specialist, special programs or resources

  • Facilitating the use of programs and services with other professionals

  • Follow-up with students to monitor their progress toward resolution of their problems

Examples of Areas of Response

  • Personal

    • Suicide

    • Child abuse and neglect

    • severe stress

    • Substance abuse

    • School-age pregnancy

    • Gang pressure/involvement

    • Harassment issues

    • Peer relationships

    • Intervention and postvention of a traumatic event

    • Grief/loss

    • Family issues

  • Academic

    • Academic success

    • School drop-out prevention

    • Attendance

    • School attitudes and behaviors

    • Study skills

    • New student adjustment

Opportunities and Personnel to Provide Responsive Services

  • Individual and group sessions

  • Academic advisement

  • Credit Recovery Programs

  • CARE Team

  • Community agencies

  • At-Risk student identification

  • Student Resource Officer

  • Parenting Education Program

  • Appropriate district personnel (nurse, psychologist, social worker, etc.)

  • Hope Rising – Crisis Response Team

  • GED program

  • 504 meetings

  • ARD meetings

Counselor's Role

  • Program Management

  • Guidance

  • Consultation

  • Counseling

  • Coordination

  • Student Appraisal

System Support

PURPOSE: The purpose of the system support component is to provide services and management activities that indirectly benefit students.

Areas Addressed

  • Consultation with staff and community for the enhancement of the school environment

  • Support for parent education programs

  • Participation in district or campus-based school improvement planning

  • Assistance in the implementation of the national, state and local standardized testing program

  • Participation in continuing education programs

  • Development of appropriate written policies, procedures and guidelines

  • Program development and management

Opportunities for System Support

  • College workshops

  • Staff development

  • Guidance Department workshops

  • District Improvement Team

  • Membership in professional organizations

  • District and campus planning committees

Counselor's Role

  • Program Management

  • Guidance

  • Consultation

  • Counseling

  • Student Appraisal

  • Coordination

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