Welcome to Counseling & College/Workshop Readiness
Little Rock School District Counselors are committed to assisting students with personal, family, educational, mental health, and post-secondary options available. School counselors at all levels help students to understand and deal with social, behavioral, and personal problems. Emphasis is on preventive and developmental counseling to provide students with the life skills needed to deal with problems before they escalate and to enhance students' personal, social, and academic growth.
In addition, the department is responsible for programs and services related to college-workplace readiness. A major part of the college-workplace readiness responsibility will be to work with the Director of Career/Technical Education to develop a plan for increasing student utilization of programs at Metropolitan Career and Technical Center.
A school counselor’s job is to help students put all the pieces together by providing guidance to students in their academic, career, and personal /social development. School counselors collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators and others to promote learning and help students establish and achieve their education, career, and personal goals. School counselors provide leadership to ensure that students benefit from effective strategies and services aligned with the standards for school counseling programs and help with the initiatives of the state, district and individual schools. The standards are organized by grade level under the following goals:
- Academic Development – Students will acquire the academic preparation essential to choose from a variety of educational, training, and employment options upon completion of secondary school.
- Career Development – Students will investigate the world of work in order to make informed career decisions.
- Social/Emotional – Students will acquire an understanding of, and respect for, self and others, and the skills to be responsible citizens.
In addition, the department is responsible for programs and services related to college-workplace readiness. A major part of the college-workplace readiness responsibility is to work with the Director of Career/Technical Education to develop and maintain a plan for post-secondary career opportunities.