High School Counseling
According to the American School Counselor Association, a student's high school years are full of growth, promise, excitement, frustration, disappointment and hope. It is the time when students begin to discover what the future holds for them. High school counselors have an impact on these years by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program and collaborating with school staff, parents and the community to create a safe and respectful learning environment. High school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic, career and social/emotional development. High school counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set informed career goals and realize their full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community.
Randolph High School counselors hold a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling. Maintaining certification includes ongoing professional development to stay current with educational reform and challenges facing today’s students. Professional association membership enhances the school counselor’s knowledge and effectiveness.
Counselors at the high school are assigned alphabetically. The actual letters assigned each year varies as do the number of students in each incoming class. There are out of alphabet exceptions for each school counselor depending on enrollment. Families with students in multiple grades should plan to have only one school counselor for all students, and each student's counselor will remain with them throughout their journey at the high school. All counselors are expected to meet individually with all of their students at least twice each school year.
Randolph High School's Counseling Department is led by a K-12 Supervisor of School Counseling, a counseling secretary and seven school counselors.
Our High School Counseling Team
Mental Health & School Counseling
The school counselor’s role in student mental health development is to recognize and respond to the need for mental health intervention and to provide services that promote access to wellness for all students. School counselors are prepared to help families maximize student success in school. Through the school counseling curriculum, our counselors offer prevention and short-term crisis intervention until a student is connected with available community resources.
School counselors play a critical role in assisting students and parents seeking to coordinate with community resources for additional assistance. These referrals will assist families in treating mental health issues such as suicidal ideation, violence, abuse and depression.