From the Director of Student Support Services
Crystal Clark, Director of Student Support Services
School counseling plays an integral role in the lives of children. It can shape and transform outcomes for students, families and the community at large. Over the years, the school counseling framework has shifted from just simply guidance. In fact the title has been changed from Guidance Counselors to School Counselors to ensure the connotation of the title is aligned with the diversity and broad scope of the job duties (ASCA, 2019). School counseling involves taking on a holistic viewpoint of children to address the forever growing and changing needs of the 21st century learner.
Every Child Deserves a Counselor!
The Rochester City School District's Department of School Counseling serves students in grades K-12. School counselors work with all students, families, and members of the community as an integral part of the educational program. School counseling programs promote school success through a focus on academic achievement, prevention and intervention activities, advocacy, and social/emotional and career development. School counselors work to promote student success by closing existing achievement gaps and providing access to a demanding academic program for each student. School counselors ensure that every student benefits directly from the comprehensive school counseling program.
It is our vision that every student will acquire the academic and social-emotional skills, post-secondary preparation and career exploration to reach their fullest educational potential.
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