Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

 About School Counselors

​​The goal of the Savannah-Chatham County School Counseling Department is to provide comprehensive school counseling services to students. School counselors work to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of students by providing a variety of services which include:

  • Providing short-term individual and small group counseling services to students
  • Consulting and collaborating with school staff and other community stakeholders to provide lessons and resources to meet the developmental needs of students
  • Exposing students to career and post-secondary options
  • Assisting students with transitions to elementary, middle, high school, and post-secondary options
  • Complete the requirements of the BRIDGE Law with students beginning in 6th grade
  • Reviewing academic records to include but not limited to report cards, transcripts, test scores, etc.
​School counselors also advocate for services and programs to support student well-being and success. Approximately 100 school counselors serve at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Elementary School Level
Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skill necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, Professional School Counselors can help elementary age children achieve academic success.

Middle School Level
Middle school students are characterized by rapid physical growth, curiosity about their world, and an emerging self-identity. Professional School Counselors enhance the learning process for young adolescents which promote academic achievement. Professional School Counseling Programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals, and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members in the community. 

High School Level
High school students are living in a increasingly diverse and mobile society, with new technology and expanding opportunities.  Professional School Counselors help ensure high school students are prepared to become the next generation of citizens, leaders, workers, and  parents.  Every student needs support and guidance through this rapid time of growth and changes, therefore our counseling programs assist adolescents with the diverse challenges they face.​

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