Middle School & High School Counseling

Updated on Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:10pm

Adams 12 Five Star Schools recognizes the importance in creating meaningful and valuable curriculum for all students. The counselors have worked diligently to provide opportunities for students to explore careers and college, strengthen academic skills and provide supports for social and emotional development. The counseling curriculum aligns with state legislation, Colorado’s Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP Quality Indicators); and national school counseling standards developed by the American School Counseling Association.

MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELING CURRICULUM TIMELINE

6th Grade

    Fall Semester

  • Organization & Time Management Lesson
  • Transition Lesson
  • Social Emotional Learning Lesson

    Spring Semester

  • Naviance Log on and Tutorial
  • Career Key
  • Second STEP Lesson

7th Grade

    Fall Semester

  • Academic Goal Lesson
  • Strengths Explorer
  • Career Exploration
  • Signs of Suicide (SOS) Presentation
  • Social Emotional Learning Lesson

    Spring Semester

  • Graduation Requirements Lesson
  • Acadmic Goal Lesson
  • Signs of Suicide (SOS) Presentation
  • Second STEP Lesson

8th Grade

    Fall Semester

  • Career Research Lesson
  • Career Exploration
  • Social Emotional Learning Lesson

    Spring Semester

  • Graduation Requirements & Resource Lesson
  • 4-Year Plan
  • Second STEP Lesson

HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING CURRICULUM TIMELINE

9th Grade

    Fall Semester

  • Transition Lesson
  • Career Cluster Finder
  • ICAP Information
  • Journey to a Hate-Free Millennium
  • Signs of Suicide (SOS) Presentation    

    Spring Semester

  • Graduation Requirements Lesson
  • 4-Year Plan
  • Journey to a Hate-Free Millennium
  • Signs of Suicide (SOS) Presentation

10th Grade

    Fall Semester

  • Resource Lesson
  • Resume
  • Interest Profiler
  • ICAP Information 
  • Journey to a Hate-Free Millennium
  • Signs of Suicide (SOS) Presentation

    Spring Semester

  • Graduation Requirements Lesson
  • 4-Year Plan
  • Journey to a Hate-Free Millennium
  • Signs of Suicide (SOS) Presentation

11th Grade

    Fall Semester

  • Resource Lesson
  • Resume
  • Do What You Are
  • ICAP Information
  • Journey to a Hate-Free Millennium
  • Signs of Suicide (SOS) Presentation

    Spring Semester

  • Graduation Requirements Lesson
  • 4-Year Plan
  • Journey to a Hate-Free Millennium
  • Signs of Suicide (SOS) Presentation

12th Grade

    Fall Semester

  • Senior Meeting

  • Graduation Plan
  • Financial Aid Lesson
  • Journey to a Hate-Free Millennium
  • Signs of Suicide (SOS) Presentation

    Spring Semester

  • Senior Exit Survey
  • Graduation Plan
  • Journey to a Hate-Free Millennium
  • Signs of Suicide (SOS) Presentation

ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors

The ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K-12 College and Career Readiness for Every Student describe the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to achieve academic success, college and career readiness and social/emotional development. The standards are based on a survey of research and best practices in student achievement from a wide array of educational standards and efforts. These standards are the next generation of the ASCA National Standards for Students, which were first published in 1997.

The 35 mindset and behavior standards identify and prioritize the specific attitudes, knowledge and skills students should be able to demonstrate as a result of a school counseling program. School counselors use the standards to assess student growth and development, guide the development of strategies and activities and create a program that helps students achieve their highest potential. The ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors can be aligned with initiatives at the district, state and national to reflect the district’s local priorities.

To operationalize the standards, school counselors select competencies that align with the specific standards and become the foundation for classroom lessons, small groups and activities addressing student developmental needs. The competencies directly reflect the vision, mission and goals of the comprehensive school counseling program and align with the school’s academic mission.

Transition to High School

High School Transition Guide (English - Spanish)