At Mt. Bethel we follow the ASCA National Model for our counseling program. In 2017 we earned the RAMP award which designates that we are Recongnized ASCA Model Program. We provide both direct and indirect services to all students.
Direct services are in-person interactions between school counselors and students and include the following:
School counseling core curriculum: This curriculum consists of structured lessons designed to help students attain the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills appropriate for their developmental level.
Individual student planning and Responsive services: School counselors coordinate ongoing activities designed to assist students in establishing personal goals and developing future plans.This may include counseling in individual or small-group settings or crisis response.
Indirect services are provided on behalf of students as a result of the school counselors’ interactions with others including referrals for additional assistance, consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations.