Section (6000) Instruction
Policy Name School Counseling Services
Policy Number 6164.2
Date Approved 10/10/89
Date Revised 09/11/06
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School Counseling Services

The school counseling program shall be an integral part of the total Pre-K-12 program of instruction.

The major objective of the school counseling program is to help each student make the best of the educational opportunities toward a useful and happy life.

The school counseling program shall be directed toward the growth and improvement of all students in the school, recognizing, however, that some students are in greater need of individual guidance than others.

The school counseling program, in collaboration with the classroom teachers and administration, shall seek to develop in each student a sense of belonging, self respect, emotional security, achievement, recognition, appreciation and understanding of the world by providing a classroom and school environment in which effective learning and positive behavior take place.

The school counseling program shall provide a positive program of correction and prevention of antisocial behavior of students. It shall aim to develop a sense of responsibility and self-respect in students.

Legal Reference: Connecticut General Statutes

10-21 Vocational guidance