What are the professional qualifications of the school counselor?
State of Alabama Certification in guidance and counseling
Two years teaching experience
What does the school counselor do?
Counsels students in groups and individually as they grow through normal developmental stages.
Consults with teachers and parents.
Implements the K-12 Alabama Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program.
Assists with coordinating career education, conducting orientations, interpreting tests and records, referrals for special needs, placement for schools, occupations, and financial aid for further education
Guides in the decision-making process concerning academics, careers, and life goals.
Provides parenting education.
Why would a student need to see the counselor?
School problems including academic or social
Further education including college, vocational/technical, military
Who refers the student to the counselor?