LaSalle-Peru Township High School District 120

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Counseling Overview

COUNSELING

LP High School is committed to providing a counseling program for each student. The counselors provide a variety of services. Most individual conferences are student initiated by making an appointment, however counselors may call students in when necessary.
 
  1. Counseling: The counseling staff offers counseling services on an individual basis to any interested LP High School student. Counselors do not solve a student's problems. Rather they help him/her secure the necessary facts and guide his/her thinking toward possible solutions, with the final decision made by the student. Students are invited to plan conferences with their parents and counselor. 
  1. Educational Counseling: Counselors assist students in making educational decisions. Students are helped in groups and individually to make course selections in high school to meet graduation requirements and post graduation needs. Information on colleges, universities, and technical schools is available to students in the Counseling Office and through the Counseling website. 
  1. Scholarships/Financial Aid: The guidance staff works diligently to gather and disseminate scholarship and financial aid information. Student and parent meetings are held to explain the application process. Although a wealth of information is available, the student and family must take the responsibility of asking for the information and meeting application deadlines. Information is available on the guidance department website. Warning: Counselors do not encourage paying for any scholarship information or application. 
  1. Career/Vocational Counseling: Counselors assist students in making career decisions. Through group guidance activities and testing programs, students are exposed to information about themselves and the world of work in order to make better informed decisions regarding their future careers. Counselors are available to assist students in career exploration. 
  1. Counselor/Student Confidentiality. The general requirement that counselors keep information confidential does not apply when disclosure is required to prevent clear and immanent danger to the client or others, or when legal requirements demand that confidential information be revealed. Counselors adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the American Counseling Association.



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