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    Our Mission

    The goal of Roosevelt’s school counseling program is to provide developmental and systematic support to each and every student, to ensure their academic, career, personal and social development, and support their participation in the broader community. Roosevelt’s licensed school counselors provide an array of interventions and supportive services to students. These are delivered collaboratively with students, school staff, families and members of the RHS community. Our intent is to help prepare our students to leave high school with the skills and knowledge to live, learn, work and contribute to the world in a meaningful way. RHS students and families are assigned and will work with the same school counselor throughout their four years at Roosevelt.

    Our mission as Roosevelt High School counselors is to advocate for all students and provide a comprehensive program that will assist them in acquiring the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to become effective students, responsible community members, productive workers and lifelong learners. School counselors are an integral part of the school community who address the personal/social, academic and college/career needs of all students. School counselors collaborate with students, teachers, administrators, families, community members and partner organizations to deliver a comprehensive school counseling program.

    Why High School Counselors?

    Secondary (high school) school counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population. The professional high school counselor holds a masters degree and required state certification in school counseling. Maintaining certification includes on-going professional development to stay current with educational reform and challenges facing today’s students. Professional school counselors align and work with the schools mission to support the academic achievement of all students as they prepare for the ever-changing world of the 21st century. School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community. The Roosevelt Campus School Counseling program adheres to the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Standards in academic, personal/social, and career development as a foundation for our work. 

    As school counselors we work and partner with families, teachers, school staff, and community partners to address the needs of our students though the following means:


    Classroom Guidance and Individual Student Planning

    Academic skills support 
    Organizational, study and test-taking skills 
    Post-secondary planning and application process 
    Career planning 
    Coping strategies 
    Peer relationships and effective social skills 
    Communication, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict resolution and study skills 
    Career awareness and the world of work 
    Substance abuse education 
    Multicultural/diversity awareness 
    Goal setting 
    Academic plans 
    Career plans 
    Problem solving 
    Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses 
    Transition plans


    Responsive Services

    Individual and small-group counseling 
    Individual/family/school crisis intervention 
    Peer Mediation 
    Consultation/collaboration 
    Referrals 
    System Support 
    Professional development 
    Consultation, collaboration and teaming 
    Program management and operation 

    -Taken from the ASCA website: http://www.schoolcounselor.org/content.asp?contentid=233