The Fox Chapel Area School District has one professional elementary school counselor in each elementary building.
The school counselors, adhering to ASCA standards address student needs through K-5 Classroom guidance lessons. The lessons focus on topics such as making and maintaining friendships, problem solving, conflict resolution, bullying and career awareness. Additional lessons are provided based on teacher input and student need.
Small groups are based on student need/teacher referral. The skill-building groups may focus on topics such as: social skills, friendship skills, positive choices, changing families, study skills, anger management and self-concepts.
School counselors participate and support all school-wide initiatives.
School counselors regularly confer with teachers, parents, administration and outside agencies/organizations.