School counselors are an important part of the school family and provide valuable assistance to all students regardless of whether they work in an elementary, middle or high school
Counseling programs are typically built on three elements:
Helping students and their parents acquire knowledge of school curricular choices, plan the best program of study and seek post-secondary academic opportunities.
Help to prepare students for life after school by exploring their personal interests and talents while providing information about careers, apprenticeships and post-secondary education.
Assist students in developing an understanding of themselves, knowing the rights and needs of others, resolving conflicts, setting personal goals and reflecting on their interests, abilities and aptitudes.
Each Catawba County school has at least one full-time counselor. The counselor is usually the point of contact when a parent has a concern about special services and needs their child might have.