What Counselors Do
STUDENT SERVICES COUNSELORS at Mt. Mansfield Union High School assist
students with academic, personal/social, and career development needs. School
counselors are educators with specific training in understanding the needs of
adolescents. Some of the many roles they serve in a school include:
Personal Counseling: School counselors may provide short term individual
counseling for students and parents to provide support, information, and intervention
in dealing with issues related to family, school peers, homework, etc. If needed, school
counselors may provide group counseling for students dealing with similar issues.
Academic Planning: School counselors work with students on a yearly basis to make
appropriate course selections, establish personal goals, and develop future plans.
College Planning: School counselors educate students and their families on the
college process, including SAT/ACT testing. We assist in the search for suitable colleges
and share information on financial aid and scholarships.
Career Awareness: School counselors provide opportunities and resources for
students to explore careers and vocational interests through career interest inventories,
internships, and job shadow experiences.
Consultation: School counselors routinely consult with parents, teachers,
administrators, and outside agencies to develop relevant interventions that support the
academic and personal growth of our students.