Who are School Counselors?
Professional School Counselors are educators with a minimum of a master's degree in School Counseling. Training for school counselors includes but is not limited to career development and human growth and behavior. This training equips school counselors to address diverse student needs in areas of academic, career and social emotional development. Our program is aligned with the Tennessee School Counseling Standards as well as the National Standards of the American School Counseling Association. The TN State Counseling Standards can be viewed here: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/stateboardofeducation/documents/5.103_School_Counseling_Model__Standards_Policy_4-21-17.pdf
For more information about school counseling, log onto the American School Counseling Association website: http://www.schoolcounselor.org
How and why might parents request to see the school counselor?
- Concerns over student achievement
- Family health problems
- New school orientation and registration
- Test Interpretation
- Discussing special needs of their child
- Early discussion of potential crises
- Family difficulties or concerns
The Counseling office schedule operates in accordance with the Knox County Schools Academic Calendar. The Calendar can be viewed here: https://www.knoxschools.org/domain/2295
How does a student see a school counselor?
- Stop by and make an appointment
- Request of a counselor
- Parent referral
- Administrative referral
- Teacher or other staff referral
- Referral by friend(s)