• Anderson Elementary Counseling Program

    Mission Statement:

    The School Counseling Program at Evans provides a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students.  In partnership with educators, families, and the community, our counseling program ensures that all Anderson All-Stars have support, knowledge, and skills to realize their full potential.


    Counseling Services & Delivery System:

    1.    School Guidance Curriculum:  classroom instruction, group activities, interdisciplinary curriculum

    2.  Responsive Services:  consultation, individual and small-group counseling, crisis counseling/response, referrals

    ·           Individual & small group counseling is conducted for a variety of reasons (ie: behavioral concerns, attendance concerns, academic concerns, family/life changes, friendship issues, anxiety)

    3.   Individual Student Planning:  individual or small-group appraisal 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



    Guidance Curriculum:

    Allen ISD Counselors provide guidance in these areas throughout the school year in alignment with Texas law and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Mindsets and Behaviors.

    • College and Career Readiness
    • Bullying Prevention Education
    • Character Education
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Healthy Relationships
    • Goal Setting & Problem Solving
    • Depression, Anxiety, & Suicide Prevention Education (Secondary Students Only)

    Should you have any questions, please contact your child's counselor.