Beliefs and Philosophies

    The Worthington School Counseling Program is based upon the belief that:

    • All students are valuable and treated with dignity and respect.
    • All students can be challenged to develop their full potential.
    • All students can build personal resiliency and adapt to our continually changing world.
    • All students have opportunities to promote self-direction and self-development.
    • All students have the right to make choices and accept responsibility for choices made.
    • All students can expect that school is a safe and nurturing environment.

    Mission Statement 

    The mission of the Worthington School Counseling Program is to prepare every student academically, socially, and emotionally for present and future challenges. Counselors work as a student advocate in collaborative partnerships with students, educators, families, and community members to empower students to reach their highest level as productive members of society.

    Explanation of Services 

    Student Services
    • Individual counseling
    • Group counseling
    • Grief and Loss
    • Crisis counseling
    • Peer mediation & conflict resolution
    • Classroom guidance curriculum (time management, study skills, sexual harassment, bullying, internet safety, decision making, and career exploration)
    • Goal setting & problem solving
    • Course scheduling/transitioning from elementary to middle school and middle school to high school
    • Academic mentoring and monitoring
    • Orientation & support of new students
    • Providing resources on topics such as study skills, anxiety, depression, stress, etc.

    Parent Services

    • Parent education workshops
    • Parent consultation with specific student questions or concerns
    • Academic planning
    • Intervention Assistance Team (IAT) via Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
    • Resource referrals: academic, community & mental health resources
    • Testing support, analysis, and interpretation