• Social-Emotional Learning in Texas - How SEL & TEKS Work Together

    Our guidance and counseling program is a comprehensive developmental program consisting of 4 components addressing the whole child to maximize achievement, social and emotional development, and post-secondary college and career readiness.

    The guidance curriculum component provides guidance content to teach all students how to develop transferable skills for daily living.

    Areas Addressed:

      • Responsible Decision-Making, Problem-Solving Skills, and Suicide Prevention or Healthy Choices (TEC §38.351)
      • Bullying/Cyberbullying Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention (TEC §37.0832)  

      • College, Career, and Military Development and Readiness (TEC §33.005-§33.006)

      • Course Selections (all levels), High School Four-Year Plans, and Post-Secondary Planning (TEC §33.005-§33.006, §28.025, and §28.026)

      • Character Development (TEC §29.906)  

      • Positive Relationships and Kindness (TEC §38.351)  

      • Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention (TEC §38.351)  

    Responsive services address students’ concerns that impact their educational, career, personal, and social development. 

    Areas Addressed:

      • Academic Concerns

      • Attendance

      • Bullying Conflict

      • Cross-Curricular Conflict

      • School Attitudes/Behaviors

      • Suicide/Self-Harm

    Individual planning assists students in planning and managing their individual educational, career, personal, and social development. 

    Areas Addressed:

      • Educational:  Strengths, Uniqueness, Challenges, and Academic Planning

      • Career:  Career Interests, Options and Training, Interest Inventory, Interpretation, and Application

      • Personal:  Strengths and Talents, Leadership Skills, and Assertiveness

      • Social:  Communication Skills, Social Assets, Responsibility, and Accountability 

    System support includes indirect student services of program management, support activities beneficial to students and program accountability activities.

    Areas Addressed:

      • Program Management:  Conduct needs assessment and plan program accordingly; Plan guidance lessons 

      • Support Activities:  Provide relevant parent education and teacher professional development; serve on school advisory team 

      • Program Accountability:  Collect and report data to support program effectiveness; seek professional development based on program needs