In Georgetown ISD, our mission is to inspire and empower every student to lead, grow, and serve. The Georgetown ISD counseling team assists students in this pursuit by working collaboratively with each individual to identify and accomplish educational, career, and personal goals. Solving academic issues, assisting with educational and career planning, and helping to work through personal concerns are all important components of the counseling and guidance program in Georgetown ISD.
The Georgetown ISD Comprehensive Guidance Program is designed to align with the Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling, the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model, and our local Georgetown ISD beliefs and values.
As a result of these guidelines, schools counseling programs in Georgetown ISD:
- Establish program goals based on the needs of the students, school, and community.
- Set professional growth goals and experience to continue learning and developing as counselors.
- Delivery guidance curriculum that is based on student needs and aligned with developmentally appropriate student competencies.
- Work with students individually through their academic, career, personal, and social development.
- Provide preventative, remedial, or crisis oriented responsive services for students.
- Develop processes and procedures for planning, implementing, and evaluating their programs.
The purpose of the guidance curriculum is to teach students how to develop transferable skills. The guidance curriculum is taught in the classroom through developmental learning activities with planned lessons with various sized groups of students.
Individual Student Planning
The purpose of individual student planning is to guide all students as they plan, monitor, and manage their individual educational, career, personal, and social development.
Individual student planning includes assisting parents and students as they navigate grade-level transitions using the GISD Course Guide and helping students prepare and plan for specialized high school courses and pathways based on individual student interests. Finally, it involves supporting students as they explore post-secondary options through resources such as Naviance.
The purpose of responsive services is to intervene on behalf of students whose immediate personal concerns or circumstances put their continued educational, career, personal, and social development at risk. Based on the level of need, responsive services may be preventive, remedial, or crisis oriented.
|Director of Guidance and Wellness||David||Rainey||512-943-5000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Coordinator of School Counseling||Amy||Rodriguez||512.943.5000 ext email@example.com|
|Administrative Assistant - Guidance and Wellness||Grayce||Thornton||512-943-5000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Social Emotional Learning Specialist||Heather||Casstevens Moeller||512-943-5000 ext. email@example.com|