We understand that students need support both within and beyond the classroom.
The elementary years are a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept and their feelings of competence and confidence as learners. They are beginning to develop decision-making, communication, and life skills, as well as character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups, and family. Early identification and intervention of a child’s academic and personal/social needs is essential in removing emerging barriers to learning and in promoting academic achievement at this time in a child’s growth.
Our school counseling is based on this understanding. We are prepared to respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population as an integral part of the total education program. At SHPA, counseling aligns with the school’s mission to support the academic achievement of all students as they prepare for the every-changing world of the 21st century. Parents, students, and staff are encouraged to our counseling services when questions arise about student development and interactions.