Counseling & Guidance

  • Belton ISD Counseling & Guidance services will be available to all students. Counselors are ready to give personal, educational, and vocational counseling and guidance whenever it is needed. The scope of the services provided by the counselors includes orientation, inventories and case studies, information-giving, individual and group counseling, placement and scheduling, standardized test result interpretation, identification of students with special abilities or needs, parent consultations, and referrals to outside agencies. Parents are encouraged to call the counselor for information or assistance on any matter concerning a student.

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  • Professional school counselors are certified/licensed professionals with a master's degree or higher in school counseling or the equivalent, and are uniquely qualified to address the developmental needs of all students.  Professional school counselors deliver a comprehensive school counseling program encouraging all students' academic achievement, personal/social and career development.  The goal of the Belton ISD counseling department is to facilitate the development of today's students into productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.*

    For more information about the Texas Education Agency's information about the role of school counselors, please visit the site at the link, http://www.tea.state.tx.us/counseling_guide3.pdf .

     
    *Developed with information from the American School Counselors' Association. 
                                                                                                                                         
     
    Key to common acronyms used by school counselors:

    CY - Current school year

    HB 5 - House Bill 5

                  (passed in 2013 Texas Legislative Session, mandated changes to Texas high school                                graduation plans)

    NY - Next or following school year

    PGP - Personal graduation plan

       (intervention plan required for all students identified as at-risk based on state assessment criteria)

    PSC - Post-secondary conference

       (1-to-1 visit with counselor and student about plans during high-school and after graduation)

    TEC - Texas Education Code