School counselors are vital members of the education leadership team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today’s students are prepared to be Enrolled, Enlisted or Employed — thus becoming the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.

School counselors deliver services both directly to students and families and indirectly through referrals, consultation and collaboration.

Direct services include:

  • School Counseling Curriculum

Classroom presentations and lessons provided to students on school counseling standards including graduation requirements; college and career readiness; social/emotional development and skill building; and Naviance scope and sequence assessments and surveys.

  • Individual Student Planning 

Individual meetings with students including four-year course planning; postsecondary planning; financial aid and scholarship assistance; test preparation and interpretation.

  • Responsive Services

Crisis intervention; small-group or individual services and planning; counseling or outside agency referrals.

To learn more about a School Counselor’s role, read below:

If you would like more information about School Counseling Services, please contact Ms. Flora Jones, Director of Postsecondary Readiness via email: jonesflo@myips.org.

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