Delivery of services typically takes place through individual counseling, small group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, and teacher and parent consultation. The counselor serves as a resource for academic support, transitioning in and out of Claremont (including Middle School transition), behavior management, career exploration, and community services. The Claremont counseling program is based off of the American School Counselor Association’s model, which can be found at www.schoolcounselor.org.
The mission of the Claremont Immersion Counseling Department is to provide support to all students through a comprehensive and developmental program. In collaboration with a variety of stakeholders such as parents, staff and community members, the counseling program will promote academic excellence, career development, and foster responsible student behavior in order for all students to become productive, successful adults.
The professional School Counselors at Claremont Immersion believe that every child can learn and be successful. All students have an equal right to access a certified School Counselor and to participate in a comprehensive school counseling program designed to ensure student success.
The following principles are the foundation for the school counseling program:
- Students’ ethnic, cultural, and racial differences and special needs are considered in the planning and implementation of the school counseling program.
- The counseling department should work with parents, school staff, and community members to access resources that will help student achievement.
- School counselors adhere to ethical standards and regularly participate in professional development activities.
- Classroom lessons and activities are based on the American School Counselor standards which incorporate the personal, academic, social and career domains.
- Various assessments are used to develop and continually evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
The Claremont School Counselors will:
- Abide by the professional school counseling ethics as advocated by the American School Counselor Association
- Support teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians so they can be more effective helping students gain the competencies of the counseling program.
- Continuously monitor counseling program and school goals.
- Collaborate with stakeholders to monitor students’ results.
- Use data to drive program development and evaluation.
- Participate in professional development activities essential to maintain a quality school counseling program.