Guidance Curriculum

The Guidance Curriculum consists of classroom and group activities in grades six through eight. A needs assessment is given each year to identify student needs in personal, social, and academic development areas.

Classroom Activities:
Counselors teach, or team-teach, guidance curriculum or lessons in the classrooms. These activities are received by all students.

Examples of classroom activities include:

  • Career Exploration Activities
  • Bully Prevention Activities
  • Yearly Course Selection
  • Four Year Academic Plan Development for High School
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness Activities
  • “Second Step” Social-Emotional Education
  • Human Growth and Development Curriculum

Group Activities:
Counselors facilitate groups outside the classroom to respond to identified student needs or interests. Counselors plan and teach structured group activities to develop skills and to increase the knowledge of students. Some, but not all students will receive these services.

Examples of group activities include:

  • Study Skills Training
  • New Student Groups
  • Conflict Resolution between two or more students.
  • Social Skills Training Groups
  • Friendship Groups