Welcome to the CATA Counseling, College, and Career CenterMission StatementOur mission is to assist students in the areas of personal, academic, and vocational exploration and growth. We are available to students and their parents by office visit, telephone call, or email. We encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have and we look forward to getting to know students and parents as the school year progresses.I Want to Be a Peer Tutor: Complete this form if you are interested in being a peer tutor. A counselor will be in touch with you once we have a student to pair you with.I Need a Peer Tutor: Complete this form if you need a peer tutor for a class. A counselor will be in touch once we have a tutor to pair you with.Canvas resources - If you're having trouble navigating Canvas, or just want to learn more about it, click the link for a list of resources provided by UCPS.CounselorsAshley Cole - Dance Academy, Theatre Academy, Pre-Engineering Academy, Department ChairSarah "Sally" Goodwin - Information Systems Academy, Music Production and Recording Arts AcademyStephanie Graham – Medical Sciences Academy, Transportation Systems Academy, International Baccalaureate, 504 CoordinatorCounseling SecretaryCareer Development CoordinatorData ManagerSPCC Career CoachFollow us on Twitter! @CATA_Counseling / @CATAcareersFollow us on Instagram! @cata.counseling / @catacareersAcademy PathwaysThese documents outline the course sequence for each academy. They may vary by year so please choose your graduation year to ensure you have an accurate sequence.
School counselors recognize their primary obligation for confidentiality is to the student but balance that obligation with an understanding of the family or guardians’ legal and inherent rights to be the guiding voice in their children’s lives (ASCA Code of Ethics).
The role of the school counselor in regards to confidentiality is:
- To support the students right to privacy and protect confidential information received from students, the family, guardian and staff members
- To explain the meaning and limits of confidentiality to students in developmentally appropriate terms
- To provide appropriate disclosure and informed consent regarding the counseling relationship and confidentiality
- To inform students and the family of the limits to confidentiality when: Student poses a danger to self or others, Court ordered disclosure, Consultation with other professionals in support of the student i.e. colleagues, supervisors, treatment teams, and other support personnel
- To keep personal notes separate from educational records and not disclose their contents except when privacy exceptions exist
- To seek guidance from supervisors and appropriate legal advice when their records are subpoenaed
- To assert their belief that information shared by students is “confidential” and should not be revealed without the student’s consent
- To adhere to all laws protecting student records, health information, and special services (i.e., HIPAA, FERPA, IDEA)