“The mission of the Lowell High School Counseling Program is to encourage ALL students to realize their own potential and contribute their skills, creativity, and intellect in their academic, career, and personal/social development towards becoming informed, active participants and leaders in their communities.”
School Counselors help students by . . .
- Promote and impart skills for success as outlined in the American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) National Model in academic, personal/social, and career domains
- Promote positive attitudes among students toward self, family, peers and community
- Work collaboratively with students, parents and teachers to identify and remove barriers to learning
- Help students to recognize and make the best of their abilities
- Individual and group counseling
- Provide support during personal crisis
Also provided are:
- Student Success Teams (SSTs) Meetings
- Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
- Drop-in and individual tutoring from CSF students
- Consultation for teachers and parents
- Access to a multitude of college information via the VICCI Center
Counselors are the heart of the school. . .
Promoting academic achievement for ALL students
Helping create a safe and positive school environment where students can learn
Working with students on attendance issues
Coordinating referrals to the campus Wellness Center or outside agencies
Developing community partnerships to enhance student career awareness
Helping students learn anger management, conflict resolution, and mediation skills
Helping parents, teachers, administrators in learning how to meet the needs of all students
The Counselors at Lowell High School are trained and certified to explore issues concerning topics such as:
Academic: organizational skills, test taking strategies, time management, and adjustment from middle school.
Personal/Social: self-esteem, grief and loss, peer pressure, test anxiety, conflict resolution, bullying, body image, depression, anger, relationships, drugs and alcohol, sexual identity, etc.
Family: divorce, arguing, financial problems, separation, sibling conflicts, loss of family members, abuse, and other specific family situations, etc.
Career: interests, hobbies, strengths, weaknesses, aspirations, college applications, financial aid, volunteer opportunities, interview skills and resume writing, etc.
School Counselors can help in many situations…
“My parents are getting a divorce. I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
“I’m new here and I’m having trouble making friends.”
“I have a lot of difficulty dealing with my stepchild.”
“Angela scores high on standardized tests but hardly makes passing grades in school.”
“Karen often tells me she doesn’t have homework, but I found out she isn’t doing it.”
“I need some ideas for helping students to get along with each other.”
“My friend hasn’t been himself lately. He seems to preoccupied with something.”
“I have a bad temper and need to learn how to control it.”
“My child has been absent from school an awful lot this year.”
“My parent gets so angry when he’s been drinking."