Early adolescents face unique and diverse challenges, both personally and developmentally, that have an impact on academic achievement.
The Cirrus Academy Charter School Comprehensive Counseling Program supports our scholars and families throughout the school year. Our counselors are integral to a scholar’s holistic academic achievement and provide:
- Support services
- Strategies for success
- Resources for personal growth
Our Counseling Program Mission Statement
Our mission is to empower every scholar to maximize their social, educational, and career potential while cultivating productive citizens and lifelong learners through the development of communication, critical thinking, and self-advocacy.
Our Counseling Program Vision Statement
Our vision is to foster a positive self-image while promoting a safe, nurturing, and progressive learning environment in which all scholars, regardless of background, feel supported and valued. We believe that every scholar can succeed through the collaborative efforts of school, home, and the community leading to responsible and productive citizenship in an ever-evolving society.
What Are Professional School Counselors?
Professional school counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse scholar population.
School counselors do not work in isolation; rather, they are integral to the total educational program. They provide proactive leadership that engages all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to help scholars achieve success in school.
Professional school counselors align with Cirrus Academy Charter School’s mission to support the academic achievement of all scholars as they prepare for the ever-changing world of the 21st century.
What Topics Do School Counselors Discuss with Scholars?
- Academic Success
- Anger Management
- Career Awareness
- Character Traits
- Conflict Resolution
- Coping Skills
- Coping with Change and Loss
- Feelings and Emotions
- Social Skills
- Study Skills
How Our Counselors Provide Support for Scholars
- Individual and Small Group Counseling
- Monthly Class Guidance Lessons
- Academic Skills Support
- Organizational, Study, and Test-taking Skills
- Individual/Family/School Crisis Intervention
- Peer Facilitation
- Collaborate with staff to help Scholars be Successful
- Provide Family Resources and Referrals
- Career Awareness, Exploration, and Planning