What do the counselors do?

The counselors use both the American School Counselor Association ASCA National Model and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to guide their work. 

ASCA National Model:
According to the ASCA National Model, school counselors provide services to students, parents, school staff and the community both directly and indirectly. Direct services are in-person interactions between school counselors and students and include the following: Classroom guidance lessons, individual student planning, and Responsive services (being there when students need us the most). Indirect services are provided on behalf of students as a result of the school counselors’ interactions with others including referrals for additional assistance, consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations.

PBIS Involvement:
PBIS allows our school to incorporate proactive teaching about behavior into every space and time throughout our learners' day. The counselors help with PBIS at all levels. At the "Tier 1" or school-wide level, the counselors teach classroom guidance lessons and work with a team that is dedicated to teaching behavior according to the changing needs we see over time. At the "Tier 2" level, counselors help to identify needs using data and collaborate to provide supports such as behavior plans, small groups, or 1-on-1 instruction or check-ins. Learn more about what PBIS looks like at Sugar Creek at our website.

Learn more about the individual and group supports that we offer at Sugar Creek.