Life Skills and leadership

To help the counselor establish a prescence in our students' lives and to teach them about important topics, such as mental health and relationships, that normally fall outside of the academic curriculum, the counselor leads a life skills and leadership course in the high school. The main goals of the course include establishing rapport between the counselor and students, both individually and collectively as a graduating cohort and facilitating discussion of relationships, events, and issues in all other systems outside of and within the WSGC High School in the safety of a confidential and non-judgmental environment.

Much of the college planning process in the earlier years also begins in this course. The counselor conducts assessments of each individual's strengths and weaknesses, helping each student gain a better of sense of who they are as individuals, as well as encouraging them to reflect on their larger life goals. The small group activities and private meetings with the counselor during this allotted time allows for the counselor to get to know each student on an individual basis. The counselor also offers academic support, including stress and time management workshops, to make sure their grades will facilitate their entrance into the college of their choice.

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