The Guidance Curriculum consists of developmental experiences presented through classroom and group activities in sixth through eighth grades. A needs assessment is given each year to identify student needs in personal, social, and career development areas.
Counselors teach, team-teach, or assist in teaching Guidance Curriculum learning activities or lessons in the classrooms. These activities may be conducted in the guidance center, the regular classroom or some other school facility and are received by all students.
Counselors facilitate groups outside the classroom to respond to identified student needs or interests. Counselors plan and teach structured group activities to develop skills and to increase the knowledge of students. Many, but not necessarily all, students will receive these services.
Examples of Classroom and Group Activities:
- Study Skills
- Decision-Making Skills
- Conflict Resolution
- Prevention of and coping with bullying, intimindation, and harassment
- Social Skills
- Alcohol, tabacco, and other drugs (ATOD)