Kerr Elementary Counseling Program Mission Statement

    The mission of Kerr Elementary's Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental program including the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students.  Educators, parents, and the community work together as a system of support to stress the importance of empowering all Kerr students with the knowledge and skills to realize his or her full potential.

    Delivery System

    Counseling services are provided at Kerr in four ways.
    1.  School Guidance Curriculum:  classroom instruction, group activities, interdisciplinary curriculum
    2.  Reponsive Services:  consultation, individual and small group counseling, crisis counseling/response, referrals, peer facilitation
    (Individual students and small groups of selected students for a variety of reasons such as behavioral concerns, attendance concerns, academic concerns, family/life changes, friendship issues, anxiety)
    3.  Individual Student Planning:  individual or small group appraisal, individual or small group advisement
    4.  System Support:  professional development, consultation, collaboraaiton and teaming, program management and operation
    Classroom Guidance Strands
    Based on the Texas Education Agency's model, the Allen I.S.D. has included eight strands for the Comprehensive Developmental Guidance Program.  These strands are the basis for instruction at every grade level.
    • Self- Knowledge and Acceptance
    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Understanding and Respect for Others, Appreciation of Diversity
    • Responsible Behavior
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Decision-Making, Problem Solving
    • Motivation to Achieve
    • Goal Setting
    • Career Planning
     Allen ISD Character Traits
    September:     Respect

    October:         Self-Discipline

    November:       Citizenship

    December:       Empathy

    January:           Determination

    February:         Friendship

    March:             Trustworthiness

    April:                Positive Attitude

    May:                Responsibility