Valhalla Counseling Department
300 Columbus Avenue
Valhalla, New York 10595
(914) 683 - 5004
The counseling department collaborates with Valhalla High School faculty and staff to assist our students. Counseling services at Valhalla High School are designed to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of students at each grade level. Students are assigned to a counselor upon entering the high school and remain with that counselor until graduation. This assures continuity of services and enables counselors to establish a personal relationship that best addresses the developmental needs of the students.
Valhalla counselors strive to support students and families in having a productive and successful high school experience through academic planning, career and college planning, personal counseling, and advocacy. Counselors respect the confidentiality of the partnership they create with students and their families. It is the counselor’s goal to foster positive, productive and rewarding relationships through a student’s journey through high school.
School Counselor Responsibilities and Duties
This is a guide for the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program focused on the academic, career, and personal/social development skills of students through individual, group and classroom lesson delivery systems. Professional school counselors are advocates, leaders, collaborators, and consultants who create opportunities for equity in access and success in educational opportunities by connecting their programs to the mission of schools and subscribing to the following tenets of professional responsibility (ASCA, 2010).
In assisting student academic growth and success, school counselors:
Social-Emotional Personal Counseling
In supporting student social-emotional wellness, school counselors:
College and Career Advising
In preparing students for college and career readiness skills, school counselors:
In supporting communication, school counselors: