Reasons to visit the school counselor

What is a school counselor?


A school counselor is a trained professional who works as part of your child's team.  School counselors work in partnership with students, teachers, parents, and the community to help your child to have a successful and positive school experience.

There are many reasons why a child may need to visit their school counselor.  Those reasons may include (but are not limited to):

- Social/Emotional support

- Academic support and planning

- College or career planning

- 504 plan support

- Schedule questions/issues


As each child's needs are different, some students will have little contact with a school counselor.  Other students may have special challenges in their lives which require that he/she have more contact with his/her school counselor.  A school counselor is someone who is there to help students to sort out issues to help them be successful at school and in life.