The goal of the counseling and guidance program is to assist in nurturing student’s social and emotional well-being, while aligning and working with the school’s mission of “preparing children with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences to be successful in life.” This can be accomplished best when faculty, parents, and the school counselor work closely together as a support team for the student.
Skills and Strategies
Through classroom guidance lessons and character education assemblies, students are taught skills and strategies, which enable him or her to achieve at high levels according to his or her strengths, maximize his or her potential, and enable them to thrive in relationships at school, at home, and in their community.
Swift School employs a full-time school counselor who proactively works with students individually, in classrooms, and in small groups. Our counseling and guidance program is designed to enrich the experience and support the developmental needs of all students in grades 1-8. It is comprehensive in scope, preventative in design, and developmental in nature. Emotional and social awareness are the heart of classroom guidance lessons. These lessons are facilitated by the school counselor and reinforced by the classroom teacher.
Character formation is another essential component of our counseling and guidance program. In collaboration with teachers, students learn and exhibit important character traits to help them become successful, responsible, and contributing members of society. Character education is infused throughout the entire classroom curriculum.