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What is a School Counselor?


Professional school counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to challenges presented by today's diverse student population. School counselors work with students, parents and school staff to assist students in becoming successful learners.

American School Counseling Association

Mrs. Crystal Brewer

Simpson Central School

K-8

School Counselors strive to help students develop in three areas:

 

 Social/Emotional Growth  *  College & Career Readiness   *  Academic Growth

School Counseling Services Offered at SCS



  • Individual Counseling

  • Group Counseling

  • Classroom Lessons

  • Consultation with Teachers and Parents

  • Individual Student Planning

  • Referral to outside agencies

Simpson Central School Counseling Program

Mission Statement

Vision Statement

 

 

Belief Statements

The mission of the Simpson Central School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive, data-driven, and relevant school counseling program that addresses the academic, social/ emotional, and college/career readiness needs of all students.  The school counselor will work in collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators, and community members to create a positive school culture which recognizes individual differences and learning styles and that fosters the acquisition of skills, attitudes, and knowledge that will lead each student to reach their "Destination:Graduation."

 

The vision of the Simpson Central School Counseling Department is that all stakeholders will work together collaboratively to achieve excellence in education by creating a positive learning environment that fosters student individuality and equity and that empowers every student to reach their highest potential.  Every student will acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to graduate from high school college and career-ready and move forward from there to pursue their individual goals and passions with character and authenticity and will ultimately become competent and contributing members of a global society.

The professional school counselor at Simpson Central School believes that:

*All students are important and valuable

*All students have unique ability and potential to achieve

*All students have the right to participate in the comprehensive school counseling program

*All students have differences and special needs that should be acknowledged and addressed

*All students have the right to a state-certified, master's level, professional school counselor who collaborates with educators, families, and the community as an advocate for student success

And that the school counseling program at Simpson Central:

*Is comprehensive in design

*Is proactive in nature

*Is an integral part of the total education program for student success

*Serves all students at the prevention level

*Is guided by data and driven by program development and evaluation, while being responsive to specific individual and school needs

*Seeks assistance and input from its advisory council, school, and community members

And that the professional school counselor at Simpson Central School should:

*Abide by the professional school counseling ethics as advocated by the American School Counselor Association

*Participate in professional development activities essential to maintain a quality school counseling program

In 2016 Simpson Central School earned the prestigious Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation through the American School Counselor Association.  This designation recognizes schools who are committed to developing and delivering a comprehensive, data-driven program in accordance with the ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs.  SCS is one of only 5 schools in the state of Mississippi to hold this designation.  In addition, SCS was one of five RAMP Schools of Distinction to be awarded as part of the 2016 awards ceremony held in New Orleans, LA.

Simpson Central School is a RAMP School of Distinction!

K-8 School Counselor