• Chester-Joplin-Inverness School Counseling Program Overview

    Chester-Joplin-Inverness Public Schools offers a comprehensive K-12 school counseling program that is an integral part of each school's total educational program designed to promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. As an essential part of the instructional program, school counseling helps to build a foundation for student learning and academic success.

    The school counseling program is adopted from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National model as the framework for developing a school counseling program.  This model emphasizes a comprehensive and developmental approach for school counseling services.

    Program Goals

    Goals for Implementation of the school counseling program follow Montana Standards as aligned by the Golden Triangle Curriculum Cooperative.  These goals are:

    1.     Understanding the school environment

    2.     School success skills

    3.     Career awareness and educational planning

    4.     Understanding self and others

    5.     Understanding attitudes and behaviors

    6.     Decision making and problem solving

    7.     Interpersonal and communication skills

    8.     Community pride and involvement

    Program Components

    Our comprehensive school counseling program is developmentally designed to serve all students and include the following services:

    1.     Counseling Services

    o    Individual

    o    Group

    o    Preventive or Remedial

    o    Crisis Intervention

    o    Referrals from students (self), parents , teachers, or others)

    2.     Classroom Guidance Services

    o    Academic Planning

    o    Career Awareness

    o    Decision making

    o    Personal/Social Development Skills

    3.     Consultation Services

    o    Parents

    o    Teachers

    o    Administrators

    o    Community Agencies

    4.     Coordination

    o    Registration of New Students

    o    Academic Planning

    o    Student Records

    o    Test Coordination

    o    Orientation Programs

    o    Referrals to community agencies

    o    College and Career Information

    o    College application process (SAT/PSAT, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Transcripts)

    o    Career/Vocational preparation

    o    Presentations

    o    Military (deployment, support, transitioning)

    o    College representative scheduling