J.D. Dickerson School Counseling Program
Our mission is to deliver a comprehensive school counseling program guided by the American School Counselor Assoication (ASCA) national model that is preventative in design and developmental in nature and ensures the needs of each student's academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being are being effectively met.
Through effective implementation of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) K-12 College and Career Readiness Standards our students will become producitve leaders in a global society.
School Counseling Services:
Counseling is a comprehensive, developmental education program which is responsible for assisting in the individual development of all students. Areas of human growth and development for which the counseling program is responsible include topics such as self- understanding, interpersonal skills, and problem solving. A few of the counselor’s duties include Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Classroom Guidance, Parent/Teacher Liason, school level Response to Intervention (RTI) Coordinator, and providing information on community resources.
Response To Intervention:
Dickerson Primary follows a plan of intervention in working with students who are struggling academically or behaviorally. The Intervention has four tiers. All students are on Tier One, which involves various interventions and strategies for meeting instructional goals. Students at risk, either academically or behaviorally, may be referred to Tier Two of RTI, which includes activities specifically designed for those having difficulty. While on Tier Two, the student's teacher’s progress monitor each student and meet regularly to discuss progress based on the data received from interventions. If a student's progress is minimal, according to data, the child may then be considered for Tier Three, also known as Student Support Team (SST). All data, to this point, is reviewed and parents are invited to the SST meeting to discuss the next step in the educational planning for the child. Prior to referral to Tier 2 or beyond, a VISION/HEARING SCREENING must be conducted. Further evaluation may be necessary and parental permission is requested before any further testing is begun. Testing, at this point, is conducted under the supervision of the Director of Special Education.
Please note that parents are informed if their child is referred at Tier Two and beyond.