Counseling Curriculum

1162009_20759_0.png
School Counseling Curriculum

Click on the grade levels below to read about the curriculum written spefically for students in that grade level:


FRESHMEN

SOPHMORES

JUNIORS

SENIORS



Course Title: Ninth Grade Guidance Program

To promote and enhance student learning in academic, career and personal development


Course Objectives:
Performance Indicators:
*Make a smooth transition from middle school
*Understand high school expectations and achieve school success by completing courses that appropriately engage and challenge them
*Develop decision making skills and acquire interpersonal skills to assist them in respecting self and others

*Acquire skills to improve learning
*Identify resource people in the school/community and learn how to access their help

*Learn how to access and utilize technological resources
*Explore interests and begin to understand the relationship between school and the world of work

*Select courses commensurate with ability/future goals
*Understand decision-making and responsibility as an integral part of goal setting, as well as identify goals. Set priorities and manage their own progress

*Have parents understand high school expectations


*Provide a welcoming environment to access guidance and career services


The student will:
*Attend Quarter 1 developmental guidance sessions
*Earn enough credits to be a sophomore
*Become a good school citizen




*Learn about Learning Centers & use agenda
*Utilize resource people as necessary


*Become familiar with a variety of computer software, web-based resources and the guidance web site
*Complete computer career interest inventory

*Meet individually with guidance counselor to plan appropriate course selection
*Make good choices in goal setting and working toward goal setting

*Encourage parents to participate in Ninth Grade Parents' Orientation Night

*Feel comfortable enough to visit the guidance office frequently
*Participate in individual counseling sessions as needed


Student Assessment:
Standards Alignment:
*Based on supplementary reports, progress notes, report cards, teacher/parent conferences, and phone conversations, individual counseling, referrals and parent conferences
From the National Standards for School Counseling Programs:

IA, IB, IC

IIA, IIB, IIC

IIIA, IIIB, IIIC



Student Activities:
Technology Standards Alignment:
*Quarter 1 Developmental Guidance sessions
*SK 101 Pamphlets
*Orientation to the Career and College Center
*Chariho presentation and assessment lab
*Course selection
*Technology resources and training
*Ninth Grade Parents' Orientation Night

II. Social, ethical and human issues.
V. Technology research tools





Course Title: Tenth Grade Guidance Program

To investigate careers and make the connections between courses and the world of work


Course Objectives:
Performance Indicators:
*Continue investigation of career with Harrinton O’Shea Interest Inventory
*Become exposed to career trends, employment opportunities and pathways to achieve success
*Select courses that will allow continued course exploration

*Begin to prepare for the post-secondary education testing sequence
*Continue to explore technical careers
*Take advantage of opportunities to develop decision making skills to make appropriate choices affecting physical, social and economic health, and acquire interpersonal skills
*Provide a welcoming environment to access guidance and career opportunities


 


The student will:
*Complete a Harrington O’Shea Interest Inventory and analyze the results
*Attend Quarter 3 Developmental Guidance Sessions

*Meet with guidance counselor individually to plan appropriate course selection
*Be encouraged to take the PSAT

*Encourage a career assessment at Chariho HS
*Participate in individual counseling sessions as needed



*Feel comfortable enough to visit the guidance office frequently


 


Student Assessment:
Standards Alignment:
*Based on supplementary reports, progress notes, report cards, teacher/parent conferences, and phone conversations, individual counseling, referrals and parent conferences
From the National Standards for School Counseling Programs:

IA, IB, IC

IIA, IIB, IIC

IIIA, IIIB, IIIC



Student Activities:
Technology Standards Alignment:
*Harrington O’Shea Interest Inventory
*Quarter 3 Developmental Guidance Presentations
*Vocational assessments
*Technology resources
*Course selection
*Assembly to review PSAT scores

II. Social, ethical and human issues.
V. Technology research tools







Course Title: Eleventh Grade Guidance Program

Investigate and begin to refine secondary options and career pathways


Course Objectives:
Performance Indicators:
 

*Begin post-secondary testing sequence

*Understand the testing sequence and other post-secondary tests
*Continue investigation of aptitude and career choices
*Select courses that allow continued exploration of potential career plans and to meet high school graduation requirements
*Explore post-secondary options and plan time line for remainder of high school career
*Involve families in post-secondary planning
*Distribute pertinent junior information through a variety of venues
*Take advantage of opportunities to develop decision making skills, identify goals, set priorities, and acquire interpersonal skills
*Provide a welcoming environment to access guidance and explore career opportunities


 


*Begin post-secondary testing sequence

*Understand the testing sequence and other post-secondary tests
*Continue investigation of aptitude and career choices
*Select courses that allow continued exploration of potential career plans and to meet high school graduation requirements
*Explore post-secondary options and plan time line for remainder of high school career
*Involve families in post-secondary planning
*Distribute pertinent junior information through a variety of venues
*Take advantage of opportunities to develop decision making skills, identify goals, set priorities, and acquire interpersonal skills
*Provide a welcoming environment to access guidance and explore career opportunities



Student Assessment:
Standards Alignment:
*Based on supplementary reports, progress notes, report cards, teacher/parent conferences, and phone conversations, individual counseling, referrals and parent conferences
From the National Standards for School Counseling Programs:

IA, IB, IC

IIA, IIB, IIC

IIIA, IIIB, IIIC



Student Activities:
Technology Standards Alignment:
*Looking Ahead to the Future
*PSAT/ASVAB tests and review of scores
*SATI/II and ACT tests
*Quarter 2 Developmental Guidance Sessions
*Course selection
*Junior/Senior Calendar
*Junior Parents' Night
*Junior Bulletin

II. Social, ethical and human issues.
V. Technology research tools




Course Title: Twelfth Grade

Finalize decisions regarding post-secondary options

 


Course Objectives:
Performance Indicators:
*Understand specifics of post-secondary process
*Share status of post-secondary future plans and become a respectful, healthy, productive and responsible citizen

*Participate in personal assessment utilizing effective communication skills
*Explore financial aid and scholarship opportunities
*Involve families in post-secondary financial planning
*Distribute pertinent senior information through a variety of venues

*Continue to learn about various post-secondary options

*Take advantage of opportunities to develop decision making skills, acquire interpersonal skills and participate responsibly in the school community
*Provide a welcoming environment


The student will:
*Participate in post-secondary planning meeting
*Meet with individual counselors to discuss and review post-secondary plans

*Will be encouraged to complete a personal assessment

*Participate in financial aid assembly
*Encourage parents & students to attend Financial Aid Night
*Families will receive information through the web site, senior bulletin, scholarship bulletin, assorted post-secondary materials and other avenues
*Take advantage of college visits, college representatives and armed forces visits
*Feel comfortable enough to visit the guidance office frequently


*Participate in individual counseling sessions as needed




Student Assessment:
Standards Alignment:
*Based on supplementary reports, progress notes, report cards, teacher/parent conferences, and phone conversations, individual counseling, referrals and parent conferences
From the National Standards for School Counseling Programs:

IA, IB, IC

IIA, IIB, IIC

IIIA, IIIB, IIIC



Student Activities:
Technology Standards Alignment:
*Post-secondary options Assembly
*College representatives and Military Visits
*College visits and field trips
*Web site resources
*Review grades, credits, standardized test scores
*Letters of recommendation
*Review of applications and scholarships
*Technology resources
*Senior Bulletin
*Junior/Senior Calendar
*Financial Aid Night for Parents & Students


II. Social, ethical and human issues.
V. Technology research tools