Welcome to School CounselingHigh school is a time when teens begin to assert their independence. As they navigate this new landscape and test boundaries, they often experience both successes and setbacks. During this transition, they'll need to talk through academic concerns, process issues, and plan future goals. Having someone who will listen with compassion and support will help them develop a deeper understanding of who they are and what they hope to make of their futures.
Our school counselors are here to listen. They care about the whole learner and are committed to maximizing student learning while supporting their personal and career goals. They've developed a wide range of services for our students and their parents designed to celebrate their successes and foster self-compassion, resilience, and growth.
We can all benefit from additional support and services from time to time. Let our school counseling department assist you.
We’re dedicated to fostering your teen's academic, career, and social-emotional well-being to promote individual talents and a curiosity for learning as they reach their full potential and become career, college, and life ready. Together, we can help you chart their course.
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• Academic & Vocational Advising
Is your teen struggling with their academic classes or shop assignments? We're available
to review options and connect them with teachers for extra help, tutoring services, and
organizational support through our Learning Lab.
• Course Planning
Choosing high school courses can bring up many questions or even feel overwhelming
at times. No worries, our teachers are here to make their recommendations based on
your teen's skill level in their content area. but there are other things to consider. Does
each class fit your teen's post-graduation plans? It can be easy to get caught up in the
pressure to take all the highest-level courses, but we've found that doesn't typically
serve most of our students. Creating a balanced schedule is best. We can help your
teen build a balanced schedule that is challenging without being overwhelming while
keeping their post-graduation plans on track. We also work with those students who
feel they selected a course that isn't a good fit, whether that means helping them
move into a different class during the add/drop period or connecting them with
• Career & College Planning
Figuring out what your teen wants to do after high school and creating a plan of action
to get there can be a challenge. Fortunately, you and your teen need not navigate it
alone. We introduce students to a variety of career and college planning tools and
resources, help with developing Career & College Action Plans, and are also available
to provide individual support and guidance along the way.
• Financial Support
It can be hard to focus on school or postgraduation plans when your family is struggling
financially. If this is your situation, it's okay to lean on us for support. We can connect
your family with a variety of financial support programs offered here on campus and
beyond. This support ensures that your teen has access to food, clothing and toiletries,
dental care, fee waivers for standardized testing and college applications, Thanksgiving
dinner, holiday gifts, as well as a warm, safe place to live.
• Mental Health & Wellness
All teens face emotional and psychological challenges as they grow into young adults.
It's important to remember that their behaviors, thoughts, and feelings are a normal part
of this developmental transition. Yet, their response to these challenges differs widely
from disabling disorders and transient problems to amazing resilience. To address these
challenges, we offer mental health and wellness education to our entire student body
and work individually with students to address their social and emotional needs. If your
teen would benefit from additional support, our school adjustment counseling,
counseling services through our School Based Health Center, outside counseling, and
emergency services are here to help. They also have a variety of parent tools, tips,
and resources to help with a struggling teen.
It is the policy of the BVT Regional School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in its educational policies as required by Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 and Chapter 622.
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