Exceptional Education Services
Kansas City Public Schools assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction.
The School Counseling program is an integral part of the total education program. Based on individual, family, school and community needs, the guidance program is delivered through the guidance curriculum, individual planning system, responsive services and system support.
The School Counseling Program is responsible for assisting all students in developing:
- The knowledge, understanding and acceptance of self and others;
- The skills necessary for effective career exploration and planning; and
- The competencies needed for education and vocational development.
The School Counseling Program provides responsive services designed to aid individuals in resolving problems which prevent their healthy development or which require remedial attention. It provides a systematic plan to help each student monitor and direct his/her own educational, vocational and personal development. Finally, the School Counseling Program includes system support activities designed to establish, maintain and enhance the total program.
Parental involvement is essential for the continued success of the student. Research suggest that when parents are involved, students are more successful. Parents are urged to participate in activities and to maintain close communication with the school. Parents are encouraged to call the counselor to schedule an individual conference to discuss course selection.