Guidance

 

Counselor's Corner

School Counselor
425 S. Cockrell Hill Rd., Desoto, Texas 75115
Phone (972) 230-1692
Fax (972) 274-8081

 

What is a professional school counselor?

 The role of the Desoto ISD counselors is to help all students at their local campuses fully develop their academic, career, personal, and social abilities. School counselors work with the school faculty and staff, students, parents, and the community to plan, implement, and evaluate developmental guidance and counseling programs for all students. (TEC. Section 33.005)

 

What services do school counselors provide?

  • Assist new students with transition
  • Provide guidance content
  • Guide students through registration and orientation
  • Address academic achievement concerns
  • Interpret standardized tests and results
  • Direct students to academic assistance
  • Intervene in crisis situations
  • Provide counsel for family transitions (i.e. death, divorce, new sibling, etc.)
  • Mediate peer disputes
  • Help students adjust to school, changes
  • Develop student intervention teams
  • Counsel students with personal or educational concerns
  • Provide referrals to special programs
  • Facilitate parent/teacher communication
  • Review student records
  • Assist teachers with student needs
  • Provide referral information on community resources for ADHD, depression, social, emotional and learning difficulties, etc.
  • Provide summer school information
  • Parent Liaison

 Comprehensive Guidance Program

  • Bullying Prevention (ongoing monthly initiative)
  • Character Counts (ongoing monthly initiative)
  • Red Ribbon Week (October)
  • Generation Texas (November)
  • Career Day (March)
  • Pennies For Pasta (January)