Counseling Services: Hearts & Minds Counseling Program
Our school-based mental health care program is an effort to provide support in the character formation of our students, and meet concrete social emotional needs of our students, and the families who are a part of our school community.
This effort is a comprehensive program, set up to provide support to the school community as a whole, as well as in specialized groups or individual services as needed. We seek to offer virtue-focused and practical tools, solutions, and options to students and families in the context of their own school and community.
Routine guidance lessons are provided to our students with a focus on helping them develop a Christian worldview, with the pursuit of virtue as the path to happiness, as well as teaching coping skills and resilience practices. These community-wide services are also be made available to parents through newsletters and parent workshops.
Groups are also held in the program. Groups focus on topics important to students and families in the school who may be having similar experiences and would benefit from a group setting.
Lastly, individual services can be considered when there are circumstances that support the need for the student to have individual care. Please contact the school counselor to discuss this.
Counseling for the 2021-2022 school year
The school counseling curriculum map is available at the following link and will be updated throughout the year. Click HERE to access. The guidance counseling schedule has also been set, click HERE to view.
- Virtue Recognition Program, "Ultimum Potentiae" - this year we will continue our "Stories of Ultimum Potentiae" recognition program that will complement our Education in Virtue curriculum that is implemented through our religious education department. Visit our Education in Virtue page to read about this year's recognition program.
School-wide Guidance Counseling Schedule
|Grade||Schedule (30 minutes per homeroom)|
|Kindergarten||Bi-Monthly, 1st & 3rd Wednesday|
|1st Grade||Bi-Monthly, 2nd & 3rd Wednesday|
|2nd Grade||Bi-Monthly, 1st & 3rd Wednesday|
|3rd Grade||Weekly, Tuesdays|
|4th Grade||Weekly, Thursdays|
|5th Grade||Weekly, Tuesdays/Wednesdays|
Click HERE to view a more detailed guidance counseling schedule.
- 2019-2020 School year Counseling Newsletters
- October 2020
- February 2021 (part 1)
- February 2021 (part 2)
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