Prosper ISD School Counseling

  • Purpose

    Prosper ISD School Counselors believe all students are unique and have special abilities, talents, and interests that must be recognized and nurtured. Our purpose is to promote and serve students’ academic success, personal, social, and emotional development, and college and career readiness while working closely with students, staff, parents, and the community to continuously monitor student needs and success.

     


  • Mission

    The Mission of Prosper ISD School Counselors is to nurture, grow, and empower all students to become responsible citizens.


  • Vision

    Prosper ISD School Counselors are committed to a comprehensive school counseling program that equips students to develop self-directed personal growth and strategic partnerships within their school, family, and community.

     

    Prosper ISD’s Counseling Program is based on The Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs and the American School Counselor Association Model. The foundation of the program is to provide developmentally appropriate assistance for all students, and at the same time provide additional assistance to students in need of support. The comprehensive program is based on four components:

    • Guidance Curriculum
    • Responsive Services
    • Individual Planning
    • System Support

  • Guidance Curriculum provides lessons to students that faciliates growth, development, and transferrable skills in the areas of education, career, personal, and social development. The areas addressed are:

    • Intrapersonal Effectiveness
    • Interpersonal Effectiveness
    • Post-Secondary Planning and Career Readiness
    • Personal Health and Safety

  • Responsive Services addresses the immediate needs and personal concerns of students.  Although counselors will respond to any student's needs, the following topics have been identified as having a high priority:

    • Academic success includes tardies, absences, misbehavior, being new to school, school avoidance, and study skills
    • Suicide and self-harm thoughts or threats
    • Child abuse and neglect
    • School Transitions
    • Stress and anxiety
    • Substance abuse
    • School age pregnancy
    • Harassment issues
    • Dealing with death and grief
    • Family divorce

  • Individual Planning assists students in monitoring and understanding their own educational, career, and personal-social development.

     Educational areas addressed include:

    • Study Skills
    • Awareness of Educational Opportunities
    • Emphasis on Graduation Options for College Preparation
    • Appropriate Course Selection
    • Lifelong Learning
    • Understanding Test Scores

     Career areas addressed include:

    • Knowledge of Potential Career Opportunities
    • Knowledge of Career and Technical Opportunities in the District
    • Knowledge of Positive Work Habits

    Personal and social areas include:

    • Healthy Self Concepts
    • Development of Adaptive and Adjustive Social Development

  • System Support includes program and staff support activities and services including:

    • Parent Education
    • Teacher and Administrator Consultation
    • Staff Development of Educators
    • Assisting with the School Improvement Plan
    • Counselor Professional Development
    • Research and Publishing
    • Community Outreach
    • Public Relations

  • All of our counselors are professionals with a Masters Degree, a teaching certificate, and are certified by the state of Texas to be a School Counselor.  We are here to assist you and your child to reach their academic, social, and emotional potential.  Please contact your child’s campus counselor if you have any questions.