How did you answer the question about what you wanted to be when you grow up? Is the job that you mentioned what you are actually doing now? According to a 2017 study done by Junior Achievement USA, 91% of teenagers said they know what career they would like to pursue. However, they responded differently when they were asked about which skills they expected to be the most essential in helping them prepare for their dream jobs. To guide students to their desired careers, counseling, advising and student support services are core functions of Texas schools.
School counseling offers services designed to increase student wellness, improve academic performance, and increase participation in postsecondary education. The counselors support students in their academic, career and social emotional development through four components: guidance curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services, and system support. With a guidance curriculum that incorporates K-12 classroom lessons and group activities, students are able to develop their full educational potential, and competencies that align with the knowledge, attitudes and skills appropriate for their development level. The individual student planning will then be implemented with systemic activities that guide students in creating future goals and plans, with school counselors monitoring and managing their personal and social development at the same time. If a student needs immediate help with regards to their personal concerns or problems that put their continued educational, career, personal or social development at risk, the responsive services are implemented. Students may choose individual or small-group counseling, depending on the situation. The school counseling program is constantly being evaluated to increase efficiency and efficacy.
Effective advising supports students’ decision-making and planning for college and career after high school. The goal is to empower students to make informed decisions regarding their postsecondary plan and to prepare them to enter college and career after graduation. To meet the goal, students work together with school advisors to develop a clear vision for their future academic and career development.
Student Supports encompass a wide variety of interventions, activities and practices that address the non-academic needs that often pose a barrier to students’ learning. As educational success is impacted by factors within and outside of the classroom, the personal, social, and emotional needs must be met to maximize the effectiveness of academic instruction. These supports include supporting students to feel physically and psychologically safe.
To ensure individual student needs are met, Texas schools coordinate with other educators and services networks offered in the district and community. Collectively, these functions enable students to realize their full potential by preparing them to set ambitious goals, define a pathway to achievement, and successfully navigate personal and academic obstacles they encounter along the way.
We at Math Project help identify any educational math gaps, and empower our students with life skills, and fulfill learning and social-emotional needs. 95% of parents reported improved work organization and study habits, better time management and increased work responsibility after joining our math program. Contact us at 1-844-628-4243 for math counseling, advising and support in Katy, Richmond, Cypress, Sugar Land, Missouri City and/or Hillcroft.