The Benefits of School Counseling Services
The elementary years are a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept and their feelings of competence and confidence as learners. They are beginning to develop decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups and family. Comprehensive developmental school counseling programs provide education, prevention and intervention services, which are integrated into all aspects of children’s lives. Early identification and intervention of children’s academic and social/emotional needs is essential in removing barriers to learning and in promoting academic achievement. The knowledge, attitudes and skills students acquire in the areas of academic, career and social development during these elementary years serve as the foundation for future success.
The Mission of the Elberta Elementary
The utmost goal of education is to prepare every student academically, emotionally, and socially for the present and future challenges of our ever-changing world. At Elberta Elementary School, we strive to provide an environment that is safe, caring, and encouraging which empowers all students to become life-long learners who are responsible, productive, and caring citizens. Additionally, per the Alabama College and Career Ready Initiative, the school counseling and guidance program at Elberta Elementary seeks to prepare each student to be a college or career ready graduate who possesses the ability to apply core academic skills to real-world situations through collaboration with peers in problem solving, precision and punctuality in delivery of a product.