• Olson Elementary School Counseling (Guidance) Program

     

    Mission Statement

    The mission of Olson’s school counseling program is to provide all students with a comprehensive and developmental counseling program focused on academic, career, and person/social development. In partnership with teachers, administrators, parents, and community, Olson’s school counseling program will guide and promote student success to aid in their realization and achievement of their full potential.

     

    Counseling Services & Delivery System

    Counseling Services are provided at Olson in four ways:

    1. School Guidance Curriculum: classroom instruction, group activities, interdisciplinary curriculum
    2. Responsive Services: consultation, individual and small group counseling, crisis counseling/response, referrals, peer facilitation (Individual students and small groups are selected for a variety of reasons, such as behavior, attendance, and academic concerns, along with family changes, friendship concerns, etc.)
    3. Individual Student Planning: individual or small group appraisal and/or advisement
    4. System Support: professional development, consultation, collaboration and teaming, program management and operation 

     

     Elementary School Counselors help students:

    • achieve academic goals
    • develop a better understanding and acceptance of themselves
    • cope with life changes
    • develop problem solving and decision making skills
    • develop emotionally and socially
    • begin to develop career goals

     

    Elementary School Counselors help school staff:

    • understand and meet students' personal, social, emotional, academic, and behavioral needs


    Elementary School Counselors help parents:

    • understand their child's emotions and behaviors
    • access community resources when needed
    • with strategies to use at home with problem behaviors

     

    Classroom Guidance Strands:

    Based on the Texas Education Agency's model, 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 

     

     Topics classroom guidance curriculum includes:

    • Bullying
    • Goal-setting/Problem solving/conflict resolution
    • Healthy relationships/friendship
    • College and career readiness
    • Digital citizenship/cyberbullying
    • Character education
    • Responsibility
    • Diversity/acceptance
    • Any other topics covered based on student and campus needs

     

    Allen ISD Character Traits

    September: Respect

    October: Self-Discipline

    November: Citizenship

    December: Empathy

    January: Determination

    February: Friendship

    March: Trustworthiness

    April: Positive Attitude

    May: Responsibility