The Work of Professional School Counselors in the Francis Howell School District
school counselors spend their time working in the program assisting all
students to complete a college and career ready curriculum that
prepares them for their successful transition to post-secondary
education or the world of work. This is accomplished through the full
implementation of a comprehensive, K-12 guidance and counseling program
providing all students with developmental and preventative activities
and services delivered through the four interrelated program components
of guidance curriculum, individual student planning, responsive
services, and system support.
Missouri Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program
The comprehensive guidance and counseling program is an integral part of a school district's total educational program. It is developmental by design and includes sequential activities organized and implemented by professional school counselors with the active support of parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and the community.
As a developmental program, it addresses the needs of all students by facilitating their academic, career, and personal/social, development as well as helping create positive and safe learning climates in schools. At the same time, the program assists students as they face issues and resolve problems that may prevent their healthy development.