Preparing College, Career and Workforce Ready Graduates!
The main objective of the district's counseling staff is to counsel, coordinate, and consult. The district's comprehensive guidance program provides important benefits to all students, at all grade levels, by addressing their personal, social, academic, and career development needs. Counselors are trained to provide students guidance in seeking solutions to questions and problems related to their classes, testing, graduation requirements, career plans, college entrance, and many other issues regarding education.
Each student will be assigned a counselor who will monitor the student's academic experience. The school counselor will work with students in analyzing their abilities, interests, skills, and achievements. They will assist students with their educational and career learning and personal/social development. The school counselors will also assist students in making the transition from grade to grade and school to school, or school to work.
The Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program is followed as a model for implementing this program. The components of this program include:
- Guidance and Counseling Curriculum--curriculum geared toward educational vocational development, career awareness and exploration, and knowledge of self and others.
- Individual Student Planning--activities that help students plan, monitor, and manage their own academic learning, personal/social development, and career development.
- Responsive Services--activities to meet immediate student needs and concerns with counseling, consultation, or referral for the purpose of prevention and intervention.
- Support Services--management activities that establish, maintain, and enhance the total guidance and counseling program.
Dr. Jermaine Wilson
Director of Counseling and Support Services
Kansas City Public Schools
2901 Troost Avenue
3rd Floor, Suite 311
Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: (816) 418-7346
Fax: (816) 418-7110