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School Counseling

Providing educational, social/emotional, and career support to students 

School counselors support student learning through three areas of development: educational, social/emotional, and career.

  • Educational development focuses on study skills, using resources, academic strengths, and future educational planning.
  • Social/emotional development focuses on socialization, self-esteem, relationships, chemical health and citizenship.
  • Career development focuses on career awareness, interests and skills, using resources, and connecting academic classes with future career decisions.

Services are provided through classroom lessons, individual and group counseling, and other methods. Parents are encouraged to contact their child's school counselor with any questions or concerns.

Main Contact

Jill Lesné
Assistant Director

Calming Strategies & Calming Room

School Counselor Internships

Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against handicapped persons by organizations receiving federal assistance. Included in the regulation is the requirement that handicapped students be provided with a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE). These regulations require identification, evaluation, provision of appropriate service, and procedural safeguards in all public schools. Individuals who have been determined to be handicapped under Section 504 may or may not be disabled under special education (IDEA).

Section 504 services could apply to any school age child who has had a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits a major life activity. Major life activities include walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, caring for oneself and performing manual tasks.

Parents who have concerns or questions regarding 504 services should contact their child’s counselor or building principal.