School Counseling

  • Counseling Program Purpose

    The purpose of the School Counseling Program is to promote success in high school and college by addressing the academic, career, personal and social development of each student.  The School Counseling Program helps to create opportunities and remove barriers for each student by accepting and valuing his or her strengths and initiative. 

    The Early College Counselors goal is to support each student in achieving optimal personal growth, acquiring positive social skills and values, developing independence, setting appropriate career goals and realizing full academic potential in order to become productive citizens

    Meet our Staff


    The counseling department is located in the front office. Counseling appointments for students may be scheduled by visiting the counseling office and signing in at the sign-up sheet located at Ms. Coppedge’s desk. The counselors are always available in cases of emergencies.

    Individual Counseling

    • High school and college transition
    • Crisis management
    • Coping strategies
    • Social skills
    • Grief and loss
    • Depression
    • Self harming behaviors
    • Stress management
    • Communication skills
    • Relationships (Family & Peers)
    • Substance use

    Academic Counseling

    • Time management skills
    • Course schedules and selections
    • Problem solving skills
    • Five year academic plan
    • Goal setting

    College and Career Counseling

    • Preparation for college beyond SPCC        
    • Resume development
    • Career and college exploration
    • College and scholarship advising
    • College campus visits

    Consultation

    • Parent, student, teacher conferences
    • Management of 504 plans
    • Community resource referrals
    • Classroom counseling lessons
    • Peer mediation
    • Parent support and communication
    • Testing
    • College preparation tests
      (PSAT, SAT, PLAN, ACT)
    • Analyzing and interpret test results
  • Confidentiality Statement

    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)