Smyrna Primary School

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Services

The SPS School Counselor provides the following services and activities to all students.

  • Deliver large group, classroom, and school-wide curricula designed to help students achieve mastery of counseling standards appropriate for their developmental level;
  • Utilize individual student appraisal and advisement to help all students plan, monitor, and manage their own learning as well as to achieve academic, social and emotional, and college and career readiness;
  • Provide individual and group counseling to address students’ immediate needs and concerns to resolve academic, social and emotional, or college and career issues that are interrupting learning;
  • Provide support and assistance to students and school community to navigate critical and emergency situations;
  • Make students and families aware of school and community resources that can provide additional information or assistance to help students be successful;
  • Share strategies that support student achievement with parents, teachers, other educators, or community organizations through consultation; and
  • Collaborate with other educators, parents, and the community to support student achievement and advocate for access and equity for all students through teaming, partnering, participating on school/district committees, and facilitating parent or staff workshops.

Tennessee School Counseling Student Standards                       

The Tennessee School Counseling Student Standards describe the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and experiences that students need to achieve academic success, social and emotional development, and college and career readiness.

The standards are organized in three broad domains: academic development, social and emotional development, and college and career readiness. These domains promote the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and experiences that enhance the learning process and create a culture of college and career readiness for all students. The definitions of each domain are as follows:

  1. Academic Development: Standards guiding school counseling programs to implement strategies and activities to support and maximize each student’s ability to learn.
  2. Social and Emotional Development: Standards guiding school counseling programs to help students manage emotions and learn and apply appropriate interpersonal skills.
  3. College and Career Readiness: Standards guiding school counseling programs to help students understand the connection between school and the world of work and to plan for and make a successful transition from school to postsecondary education and the work force.