Counseling & Guidance
The purpose of the school counseling and guidance program is to promote and enhance the learning process. School counselors work closely with administrators, teachers, parents, and the community to support the Plano ISD mission and accomplish goals, with focus on three strands of guidance: academic success, college/career information, and personal/social development. In addition, counselors coordinate standardized testing, work with peer support groups, and provide information about community resources. Parents are always welcome to consult with their school counselor about the counseling program and their child’s individual needs.
Secondary Guidance Services
Secondary counselors assist students in educational planning, including planning for college and career through individual academic conferences for students and parents. Middle school counselors work with students and parents on developing individual 4-year plans for high school. Counselors also work with parents and teachers to assist students in developing plans for academic and behavioral success.
Programs addressing bullying, suicide and self harm prevention, coping with stress and others, help students deal with peer pressure and learn to make wise decisions and promote social emotional learning. Classroom lessons also include college and career planning, using the Naviance/Family Connection program.
Elementary Guidance Services
The elementary guidance program in Plano ISD has a focus on academic success, personal and social growth (including personal safety), and career and college information. A developmental school guidance program includes activities which are organized and implemented by certified school counselors and are based on identified student needs.
The elementary counselors respond to student and family needs with the guidance curriculum, responsive services, individual planning, and system support. The guidance curriculum components are self-confidence, motivation to achieve, decision-making (including goal-setting, planning, problem-solving skills), interpersonal effectiveness (including social skills), communication skills, cross-cultural effectiveness, and responsible behavior.
Elementary counselors deliver guidance lessons that support and promote the learning process.
Representatives from colleges from across the country will be available to provide information and answer questions for students and parents.
Plano Senior High School
2200 Independence Parkway
Wednesday, September 12
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Plano West Senior High School
5601 Parker Road
Thursday, September 13
6:30 - 8:30 pm