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MCPS K-12 School Counseling Program. Agenda. Welcome and Introductions Timeline of K-12 Comprehensive Program Development What have we done? What we are doing now… Where we are headed… Readiness Survey Closing Questions?. The WHY – our guiding question….

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  • Welcome and Introductions

  • Timeline of K-12 Comprehensive Program Development

    • What have we done?

    • What we are doing now…

    • Where we are headed…

  • Readiness Survey

  • Closing

  • Questions?

The why our guiding question
The WHY – our guiding question…..

“How are students different by what we do?”

Counselor leadership team
Counselor Leadership Team

  • Aaron Shattuck – Sentinel High School

  • Angela Opitz – Rattlesnake Elementary

  • Bonnie Fergerson – Willard Alternative High School Program

  • Catie Cook – Hellgate Elementary

  • Christine Kolczak – Hellgate High School

  • Erica Zins – Russell/Lewis & Clark Elementary

  • Katie Boynton – Hellgate High School

  • Marolane Stevenson – Big Sky High School

  • Michelle Stearns – Porter Middle School

  • Mike Perry – Hawthorne Elementary

Mcps k 12 school counseling program

MCPS School Counseling ProgramA school counseling program is comprehensive in scope, preventive in design, and developmental in nature. The MCPS School Counseling Program reflects a comprehensive approach that begins with a foundation, upon which delivery, management, and accountability systems are integrated. It is designed to enable all students to receive program benefits.Comprehensive in ScopeA comprehensive school counseling program focuses on what all students, from kindergarten through 12th grade, should know, understand, and be able to do in three domains of student development: academic, career, and personal/social. Preventive in DesignThe purpose of the school counseling program is to impart specific skills and learning opportunities in a proactive, preventive manner, ensuring all students can achieve school success through academic, career, and personal/social development experiences. Developmental in NatureMCPS’ School Counseling Program is designed to meet the needs of students throughout various developmental stages.

What we have done
What we have done….

  • Winter 2010

    • All school counselors assess their duties

    • School Counseling Leadership Team built background knowledge of American School Counseling Association’s, ASCA, national model

  • Spring 2011

    • Built Foundation

    • Developed Mission, Beliefs, Philosophy, and Standards

    • Brought all school counselors in the district together to share and build support

What we have done1
What we have done….

  • Summer 2011

    • Added Hellgate Elementary Counselor to Leadership Team

    • Developed Learning Targets for grades K-12 in all 9 Standards

    • Wiki Boot camp

    • Developed outline for final document

    • Developed timeline for next steps

What we are working on now
What we are working on now….

  • Fall 2011

    • Completed final program document draft

    • Presented to all counselors Oct 19th

    • Present to T&L Committee Nov 7th

Where we are heading
Where we are heading…

  • Fall 2011

    • Readiness Survey completed by all district and Hellgate Elementary school counselors

  • Winter 2012

    • Preliminary protocol for new students –

      • Welcome

      • Enrollment

      • Assessment of student abilities

Where we are heading1
Where we are heading…

  • Spring 2012

    • Present plan to school counselors and principals for transitioning students

      • 5th to 6th and 8th to 9th

    • Present to T&L committee:

      • Transition Plan

      • K-12 School Counseling Comprehensive Program Document

    • Establish District Advisory Council

      • May – first meeting

      • Meet annually

Big picture
Big Picture…

  • School Year 2012-2013

    • On-going training of all feeder school and district school counselors throughout the year

  • Spring 2013

    • Introduction of comprehensive school counseling program to all staff

    • Implementation of school counseling guidance curriculum in all schools