Counseling – Pan American School

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Counseling

Going beyond academic growth to building social and emotional fluency.

Counselors are an integral part of our objective to educate the whole child. They implement our social and emotional program from preschool to middle school, working with teachers, parents, and outside professionals to teach students about relationships, conflict resolution and a variety of other important social and emotional skills.

Additionally, our high school counselors assist students with their future academic plans. This includes guiding students through program and university decisions and the application process. High school counselors also create opportunities for students to be exposed to universities and their quality programs so that each student can make an empowered and informed decision.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a school counselor do?

Counselors are an integral part of our objective to educate the whole child. They implement our social and emotional program from preschool to middle school, working with teachers, parents, and outside professionals to teach students about relationships, problem-solving, conflict resolution and a variety of other important social skills.

The counselors also participate as members of our Student Support Services team, working to increase differentiation, and continuously improve how we accommodate each student's needs at Pan American. Other activities include:

  • Student interventions
  • Support family transitions
  • Classroom observations

Additionally, our high school counselors assist students in making their higher education plans. This includes exposing students to a variety of universities and program options, as well as walking students through the college admissions process.

How many counselors are at PAS POA?

There are four counselors, one counseling assistant, and an intern.

What is the goal of counseling?

The goal of counseling is to provide students with the social and emotional resources needed to become empathetic global learners.

How does Pan American teach social and emotional education?

At Pan American We use a program called Second Step to teach social and emotional skills This world-renowned program focuses on helping schools become learning environments rooted in empathy. The classes are administered by the classroom teacher or advisor and supervised by the counselor. In Middle and High school, students explore important age-appropriate topics in a class called "Life Skills."

How can parents talk with the counselor?

Parents can schedule to speak with the counselor at any time as it relates to concerns about the student's well-being. Classroom teachers may also request counselor participation in a parent meeting where academic, social and emotional aspects overlap.