Guidance

WHAT:

School counselors empower students to succeed not only on an academic level, but also to succeed in their future career and personal life. One of the primary roles of a school counselor is to foster the healthy development of every student in each of these three domains regardless of race, gender, age, and degree of disability. This occurs through evidence-based intervention methods implemented in classroom guidance activities, small group counseling, and individual counseling to teach essential skills. The school counselor is a wonderful resource for students seeking assistance and a person to talk to confidentially. In addition, a strong collaborative and consultative relationship is built between the school counselor, faculty members, and parents to work together to encourage students to become independent and successful.  

 

WHERE:

Mercy's guidance counselor, Amanda Smith, has an office located near the chapel. 

WHEN:

Students are able to visit the guidance department either during their lunch hour or after school until 4 pm. In some instances, students will see the counselor during class time; this is usually reserved for emergency cases needing immediate intervention.