The Deerfield Elementary Comprehensive
School Counseling Program
The Deerfield Elementary School Comprehensive School Counseling program is aligned with state and national counseling standards and:
- Reaches every student
- Is comprehensive in scope
- Is preventative in design
- Is developmental in nature
- Is an integral part of the total educational program for student successs
- Has a delivery system that includes school guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services and system support
- Is implemented by a certified school counselor
In fact, our motto is: "For all, by all," which means that school counselors are responsible for reaching 100% of the student population, and all students, school staff and community members have a stake in delivering those services. The delivery system for these services includes 3 parts:
1. Responsive Services
These are the "traditional" counseling services which involves meeting students direct and immediate needs through individual and small group counseling and referrals.
2. Individual Student Planning
Means working directly with students and their parents to identify and achieve future academic goals.
3. School Counseling Curriculum
The Deerfield Elementary Counseling curriculum is fully aligned with state and national model standards for school counseling. These standards cover 3 content areas: academic, personal/social, and career.
Standard A: Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to successful learning in school and across the life span.
Standard B: Students will develop the academic skills and attitudes necessary to make effective transitions from elementary to middle school, from middle school to high school, and from high school to a wide range of postsecondary options.
Standard C: Students will understand how their academic experiences prepare them to be successful in the world of work, in their interpersonal relationships, and in the community.
Standard D: Students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and interpersonal skills to understand themselves and appreciate the diverse backgrounds and experiences of others.
Standard E: Students will demonstrate effective decision-making, problem-solving, and goal-setting skills.
Standard F: Students will understand and use safety and wellness skills.
Standard G: Students will acquire the self-knowledge necessary to make informed career decisions.
Standard H: Students will understand the relationship between educational achievement and career development.
Standard I: Students will employ career management strategies to achieve future career success and satisfaction.