The Counseling Department at Carol Morgan School collaborates with students, parents, teachers, and the academic leadership team to support all students through a comprehensive and developmental approach that addresses the four domains outlined by the International Model for School Counseling – academic, personal/social, career, and global perspective. The well-articulated PK-12 counseling program provides instruction, support and caring at every level. Services are provided to maximize the academic achievement and promote the necessary skills, attitudes, and beliefs for all students to strengthen their unique capabilities and enable them to participate as responsible citizens in a global society.
Elementary School Students’ Developmental Needs
The elementary years are a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept and their feelings of competence and confidence as learners. They are beginning to develop decision-making, communication, and life skills, as well as character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups, and family. Comprehensive developmental school counseling programs provide education, prevention, and intervention services which are integrated into all aspects of children’s lives. Early identification and intervention of children’s academic and personal/social needs is essential in removing barriers to learning and in promoting academic achievement. The knowledge, attitudes, and skills that students acquire in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social development during these elementary years serve as the foundation for future success.
Carol Morgan School has a comprehensive approach to character education which is supported by evidence-based programs such as 2nd Step and Kelso’s Choices as well as our five school rules. These initiatives are integral to the educational process and community building at Carol Morgan School.
The ES Counseling Program Provides:
It is our goal to ensure that each new student has a smooth transition to CMS. Welcoming new students and their parents, providing them with an orientation of our Elementary School, and supporting each student’s adjustment to his/her new environment comprise the foundation that we build upon to make certain that each student succeeds socially and academically.
School Guidance Curriculum
- Academic support, including organization, study, and test-taking skills
- Goal setting and decision-making
- Career awareness, exploration, and planning
- Education on understanding self and others
- Peer relationships, coping strategies, and effective social skills
- Communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution
- Multicultural/diversity awareness
- Individual student planning
- Goal setting/decision-making
- Education on understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
- Transition plans
- Individual and small-group counseling
- Individual/family/school crisis intervention
- Conflict resolution