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.CounselorsAshley Cole - Dance Academy, Theatre Academy, Pre-Engineering Academy, Department Chair, 504 CoordinatorSarah "Sally" Goodwin - Information Systems Academy, Music Production and Recording Arts Academy, 504 CoordinatorStephanie Graham – Medical Sciences Academy, Transportation Systems Academy, International Academy, 504 CoordinatorElizabeth Bartell - Career Development CoordinatorTammy Tweed - Counseling SecretaryDylan Israel - SPCC Career CoachHeather Sullivan - TherapistFollow us on Instagram! @cata.counseling / @catacareers
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.Registration Presentation: Counselors will be presenting in academy classes beginning in February to discuss course registration for the 2024-2025 school year. Counselors will also host a Parent Info Night to review the same presentation with parents.Registration 101 (Parent Information Night) Sign-up Form: Please use this form to sign up to attend the virtual parent information night on Feb. 26 at 6:30pm. Counselors will be reviewing course selections and the registration process. The presentation will be recorded for those who can't attend.
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)