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PSJA Elvis J. Ballew School of Business & Energy

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Counseling Department

Mission 

For counselors to provide a comprehensive program to ensure every student maximizes growth in academic achievement, personal/emotional, and career development.  

Students at PSJA Elvis J. Ballew School of Business and Energy will have many opportunities to obtain necessary knowledge and skills in the areas of decision making, goal setting, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal effectiveness to become responsible and self-confident citizens. 

Goals 

Provide a collaborative/systemic approach to meet student needs:

-Learning opportunities for all students 
-Appreciate different learning styles 
-Collaborate with families and stakeholders 
-Respect family values and beliefs 

Academic & personal/social support:

-Individual counseling 
-Small group counseling 
-Classroom guidance lessons 
-Crisis intervention 
-Identifying academic strengths and exploring career interests 
-Create individualized plans for academic success 
-Advisory and college readiness support 

Support school staff, parents & community members to promote student success:

 -Conferences with parents and teachers 
-Help teachers and administrators understand individual student needs 
-Collaborate on interventions and strategies for students in need of support 
-Refer students to outside agencies and therapists when necessary 
-Provide parents with support when seeking help 
-Provide information regarding available community resources 

Confidentiality 

Student and family privacy is very important. All information shared with a school counselor remains confidential unless: 
 

1) A student shares a plan to harm him or herself, someone harms them or if they plan to hurt someone else. 
2) There is suspicion a student may be a victim of abuse or neglect.