The mission of Scheck Hillel Community School’s School Counseling department is to develop and implement a proactive comprehensive counseling program that supports all facets of the educational environment by facilitating all students’ personal, social, emotional, academic and career development.
Through a developmentally-based counseling curriculum, responsive services, and individual student planning, counselors work with students and families to empower them to learn skills to manage their own personal, social and academic development. The Counseling program upholds the school mission in the development and implementation of specific guidance curriculum, policies and standards.
Through collaboration with the faculty, the Dean of Students and the educational leadership team, programs are designed to instill all students with communal accountability and respect for self and others. Emphasis is placed on creating a culture of empowerment and responsibility through comprehensive student engagement, identification of strengths and harnessing of individual talent.
Beliefs and Philosophy
Scheck Hillel believes that each child is unique in ability, talents and learning style. In accepting this belief, the School Counseling department recognizes that a student cannot be successful academically if he/she does not have a healthy social-emotional skill-set. Within this framework, the School Counseling department knows that its mission will not be met if it works through a singular, reactive lens. Rather, it is taught through both a preventative and reactionary lens. Growth and learning are developmental; therefore, School Counseling must be developmental and sequential.
As a department, counselors work to foster an environment in which each student is afforded the opportunity to develop to his or her full potential. Furthermore, through the creation of an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust, counselors strive to cultivate interdependence among students. Additionally, by encouraging students to accept responsibility for their academic and social-emotional success, students will be healthy, positive members of society.
We further believe that positive parent involvement encourages our children to learn more effectively. The communication between school and home is a critical piece to the growth of the child.