School Counselors support students in preparing for:
Through classroom curriculum, group activities and individual sessions, school counselors guide all students toward academic success and post-secondary education goals.
School counselors use many types of activities to introduce all students to a wide variety of careers. Interest inventories, guest speakers, field trips, job shadows and career fairs are some of the opportunities available to students.
Students are sometimes challenged with the demands of school and life. Decision-making, conflict resolution, problem solving, and healthy relationships are some of the topics school counselors discuss with students.
The OPS School Counseling division provides a comprehensive, strengths-based program aligned with the American School Counselor Association National Model and the Nebraska Department of Education School Counseling Model. Counselors provide academic, career and social/emotional support, as well as classroom lessons to all students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. The program is designed to be both proactive and responsive to the unique needs of individual students. School counselors monitor progress and provides necessary support. This may include information about extended learning opportunities, individual counseling or referral services. Parents are encouraged to contact their student’s counselor for information and resources.