• Four Components of a Comprehensive, Developmental School Guidance and Counseling Program 



    Guidance Curriculum

    Purpose: to provide all students with the knowledge and skills appropriate for their developmental level through systematic delivery of the guidance curriculum.

    Areas Addressed:

    • Self-confidence
    • Growth Mindset
    • Motivation to achieve
    • Decision-making, Goal-setting, Planning, and Problem-solving skills
    • Interpersonal effectiveness 
    • Communication skills
    • Cross-cultural effectiveness
    • Responsible behavior
    • College/Career Military Planning

    Responsive Services

    Purpose: to meet the individual student’s immediate needs usually necessitated by situations and conditions in the student’s life.

    Areas Addressed:

    • Academic concerns
    • Relationship concerns
    • Physical/sexual/emotional abuse and neglect as described in Texas Family Code
    • Grief/loss
    • Family 
    • Coping with stress
    • Self-harm


    Individual Planning

    Purpose: to assist students individually in establishing personal goals and developing future plans.

    Areas Addressed:


    • Acquisition of student skills
    • Awareness of educational opportunities
    • Utilization of test scores


    • Knowledge of potential career opportunities
    • Knowledge of career and technical training
    • Knowledge of positive work habits


    • Development of healthy self-concept
    • Development of adaptive and adjustive social behavior


    System Support

    Purpose: to establish, maintain, and enhance the total counseling program.

    Areas Addressed:

    • Guidance program development
    • Parent education
    • Teacher/administrator consultation
    • Staff development for educators
    • School improvement planning
    • Counselor’s professional development
    • Research and publishing
    • Community outreach