The Center School District follows the Missouri Comprehensive School Counseling Program which includes developmental appropriate activities in kindergarten through grade 12.
School Counseling Curriculum: The purpose of the school counseling curriculum is to facilitate students' normal growth and development, to promote academic achievement and positive mental health, and to assist students in acquiring and using life career skills. The curriculum is organized around three major areas: Career Development, Social and Emotional Development, and Academic Development.
Individual Planning: Counselors assist all students to plan, monitor and manage their own learning, as well as their social/emotional and career development.
Responsive Services: These are activities that meet the immediate needs and concerns of students. These needs or concerns may require counseling, consultation, referral or information.
System Support: consists of management activities that establish, maintain and enhance the total counseling program. Support activities include professional development, staff and community relations, consultation with teachers, advisory committees and community outreach.
There are many ways to meet with your school counselor:
- I can ask to see the counselor.
- I can write the counselor a note or sign up.
- My teacher can send me to the counselor.
- A parent can ask the counselor to see me.
- The counselor can invite me to visit with them
- The counselor visits me in my classroom.