What Does a Counselor Do?

Counselors spend at least 85% of their time in direct services to students in 3 broad areas, Plan for College and Career Readiness, Collaborative Classroom Instruction, and Systemic Approach to Dropout Prevention.  These services include the following:

Plan for College and Career Readiness

•    Plan for College Career Readiness    

        7th Grade classroom presentation

        8th & 9th Individual meetings with parents

•    Reality Town- done in the fall, great volunteer opportunity

•    Career Fair- done in the spring, great volunteer opportunity

•    College display

•    Parent/teacher information on college and career readiness

•    Counseling bulletin board

•    Elementary Visits (North and Antelope campus)

•    7th grade orientation

•     Meetings with feeder high schools to coordinate transition

        Syracuse High School

        Clearfield

        NUAMES

Collaborative Classroom Instruction

•    Classroom instruction

        College & Career Awareness class- teach some of the Career Development         Application lessons in 7th grade

        College and Career Readiness classroom lessons in 8th and 9th grade

Systemic Approach to Dropout Prevention

•    Monitor student academics/behavior

•    Student, parent, & teacher advocates & support

•    Student recognition breakfast coordinator

•    Crisis intervention

        Student

        Parent

        Teacher

•    Coordinate with the Student Success Team

•    Coordinate w/ departments

•    Data Projects- 2016-17 and 2017-18 projects on dropout prevention

•    Hope Squad advisor

•    Small groups for student support

•    Credit recovery for 9th grade students

        Options class placement

        9th grade credit evaluations

        SAA Credit recovery contract

        Online credit recovery options

The other 10-15% of a counselor’s time is spent in activities that don’t involve direct counseling services to students.

Administration of Program and Non-school Counseling Activities

•    Davis District counselor meetings

•    Summer Conference attendance

•    USCA Fall Conference attendance

•    6 year formal review, 3 year interim review, and yearly self-evaluation

•    Advisory Committee chair

•    Class schedule changes & consult

  • Aug16
    Cheer Practice
  • Aug17
    First Day of School (school wide)
    Early Out

    August 17-19

  • Aug19
    7th grade sunrise
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