The Ashley Ridge High School Counseling Program is committed to supporting learners in reaching their maximum potential by fostering academic, personal, and social growth through encouraging life-long learning and post-secondary aspirations.
The Ashley Ridge School Counseling Department is committed to nurturing EVERY student’s academic excellence, personal growth, and college and career readiness by providing services through their school counseling curriculum that fosters the whole child.
Welcome to the ARHS Counseling Page!
The Ashley Ridge School Counseling Department believes:
Students and their well-being are our first priority
ALL students can learn and meet graduation requirements within four years
The encouragement and care of all students social and emotional well-being will promote academic development, personal growth, as well as college and career success
Collaboration with teachers, staff, and parents will lead to a student’s optimal growth and development
What is the role of a School Counselor?
ARHS School Counselors are available to help all students through a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses the areas of academic achievement, career, and social/emotional development, ensuring AR students become productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.
ARHS Counselors embrace the framework of a comprehensive program as laid out by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Model. The themes of leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and systemic change are fundamental to the counseling curriculum we build for students. These above-mentioned themes are delivered through:
- Core Curriculum: classroom guidance, career awareness, career fairs, and other activities throughout the school year
- Individual student planning: IGPs, course planning, scholarship advisement
- Responsive services: individual counseling, small groups, crisis counseling, drop-out prevention, parent meetings
- System supports: counselor professional development, staff meetings, advisory council meetings, calendaring, testing assistance, student registration, community outreach, and collaboration.