Counseling, Enrollment and Post-Secondary Readiness
Clayton Graduates To & Through!
Clayton County Public Schools Counselors are dedicated to helping all scholars become independent lifelong learners. The Counseling, Enrollment, and Post-Secondary Readiness Department, inclusive of all CCPS elementary, middle, and high school counselors, provides direct and indirect services and consultation to all schools, staff, and personnel on research and evidence-based interventions and strategies that support the academic, social-emotional, and post-secondary success of all students enrolled in Clayton County Public School.
Additionally, they advocate for scholars holistically by implementing a Comprehensive and Developmental School Counseling program aligned with the American School Counselors' Association for School Counseling. The program is inclusive of innovative, proactive, empowering, and preventive strategies that are research and evidence-based.
The four major program components of the Comprehensive School Counseling Program are the School Counseling Curriculum, Individual Student Planning, Responsive Services, and System Support.
School counselors provide services to students, parents, school staff, and the community in the following areas:
Direct Student Services: Direct services are in-person interactions between school counselors and students and include the following:
School Counseling Core Curriculum: This curriculum consists of structured lessons designed to help students attain the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills appropriate for their developmental level. The school counseling core curriculum is delivered throughout the school’s overall curriculum and is systematically presented by school counselors in collaboration with other professional educators in K-12 classrooms and group activities.
Individual Student Planning: School counselors coordinate ongoing systemic activities designed to assist students in establishing personal goals and developing future plans.
Responsive services: Responsive services are activities designed to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns. Responsive services may include counseling in individual or small-group settings or crisis response.
Indirect Student Services: Indirect services are provided on behalf of students due to the school counselors’ interactions with others, including referrals for additional assistance, consultation, and collaboration with parents, teachers, other educators, and community organizations.
Dr. Alicia R. Dunn
Mrs. Bahyanna Russell