K-4 School Counseling
To enhance children’s self-esteem and improve skills in dealing with developmental issues, the counseling staff will provide a range of services. These services include assisting teachers in classroom presentations to all children as needed, additional activities for some children in small groups, and individual short-term counseling for a limited number of students.
The counseling staff also provides growth experiences for parents and teachers. Parents will be aided in parenting skills, understanding behavioral dynamics and dealing with life’s unexpected changes. Teachers can expect to receive assistance with effective communication skills, behavioral dynamics, and learning modalities.
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Intermediate School Counseling (Grades 5 & 6)
The goal of the intermediate school counselors is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that supports all students in the areas of academic development, social/emotional growth, and age appropriate college & career readiness. The intermediate school counselors work with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community organizations to support student achievement and growth.
Chesterton High School Counseling Department
As professionals in educational and career planning, the counselors at CHS coordinate an ongoing secondary plan with all high school students. Students begin services in the 8th grade. Individual, group and classroom presentations continue over the next four years at each grade level to review and update pertinent vocational and academic information.
Additionally, counselors are available to students for advise, personal counseling, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, and referral to community resources. Many other services and opportunities are offered to students on an ongoing basis throughout their four years.
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