WHS School Counseling Department
The mission of the Weston High School Counseling Department is to provide our students academic guidance, career and college advisement and personal support. To help achieve this mission, an extensive curriculum outline has been established to provide a framework within which the members of the department will work on behalf of students. As unique issues arise, students and parents should expect that additional school and community resources would be provided to insure that all students are able to obtain their full academic and personal potential.
Counselors coordinate the school counseling program and involve all staff members in designing and implementing plans to meet three major goals:
- Educational Development
- Personal/Social Development
- Career Development and College readiness
Upon entering Weston High School, a student is assigned to a school counselor who becomes the first source of help in planning courses, researching post-secondary options of college or a future profession, and in just listening to whatever one might wish to discuss. The counselor is the student’s personal advocate and advisor.
The Weston High School Counseling Program is comprehensive and developmental in its design to meet the personal, academic and vocational counseling needs of all students. Seminar groups provide the means to address students’ issues including orientation to the high school, academic awareness, self awareness, substance abuse, career exploration, decision-making for post high school plans and the mechanics of college and job searches.
Students are required to attend Freshman Orientation, Sophomore Seminar and College and Future Planning Seminar. Personal interests and career and self-awareness exploration activities will be specifically addressed during the group activities in the freshman and sophomore years. Specific career and/or college related planning is provided through intensive group, individual and family counseling activities during the junior and senior years.
On-going personal counseling for students is available for students in need. The overall aim is to help students move through high school with proper assistance and support in order to achieve greater success in the fulfillment of their high school goals and post high school plans.