School Counseling


The School Guidance and Counseling Program is an important part of Sudbrook’s total educational program for all students, focusing on the three goal areas of school success, career awareness and decision-making skills, and personal and interpersonal competencies. Services are delivered to students through a combination of developmental classroom guidance lessons, individual guidance and counseling sessions, and small group counseling. Consultations are conducted with parents, school faculty, and community agencies. Guidance activities are coordinated to promote student awareness pertinent to the three goal areas. 

Guidance lessons for our sixth graders will focus on the transition to middle school, organizational skills, and identifying personal learning styles. Seventh graders will participate in CollegeEd, which is a course designed to encourage middle school students to consider careers of interest, future goals, and the possibilities and options pertinent to post-secondary education. High school planning is an area of concentration for our eighth graders. Some topics of discussion will be high school graduation requirements, magnet programs and the application process, and the zoned high school registration process and completer programs.  During the 2014-15 school year, students will be introduced to Naviance, a career and college awareness online portal.  

The Role of the School Counselors

The school counselors serve as support persons for students. The counselors focus on helping students make positive decisions that will promote academic achievement in all subject areas, in order to encourage lifelong learning. Also, students participate in activities designed to strengthen citizenship skills and enhance personal development. School counselors help students succeed in school by providing assistance with:

  • Academic Performance
  • Personal Concerns
  • Setting Goals
  • Career Exploration
  • Peer Relationships
  • Organizational/ Study Skills
  • High School Planning

Guidance and Counseling Services

  • Classroom Guidance Lessons
  • Individual Counseling
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Academic Support
  • Student Service Learning Information
  • Career Awareness Information
  • Leadership/ Citizenship Training