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West Virginia Schools For The Deaf and the Blind

School Counselor

School counselors work with students, families, communities and school staff to address academic, career, and social and emotional development needs for all students in grades preschool to twelfth grade.

School Counselors are responsible for creating a Comprehensive School Counseling Program (CSCP), which is an integral part of the total school program and is aligned with the school’s mission. The CSCP is a proactive, systemic approach to assist students with the acquisition of attitudes, knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to maximize student success and prepare for a variety of postsecondary options.

2315: Comprehensive School Counseling Program https://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/policy.php?p=2315

2520.19: Student Success Standards https://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/policy.php?p=2520.19

2510: Regulations for Education Programs https://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/policy.php?p=2510

Every year students will explore their career interests as a part of the school curriculum which will help them determine their career after graduation. Starting in 8th grade, students meet with their family, advisors, and school counselor to develop their class schedule for the next year. The student’s class schedule will be built according to their career interests as well as to ensure that they have taken the classes that are required for graduation.

If a student at the WV Schools for the Deaf and the Blind may need counseling, please fill out the appropriate form below and submit to Melora Brock or Dr. Kurt Metz.

  • If you are a staff member, please complete this form: Staff Referral Form
  • If you are a student and you need a referral, please complete this form: Student Referral Form
  • If you are a parent or guardian, please complete this form: Parent/Guardian Referral Form
 

If you need assistance with any form, please contact your child’s school and a staff member will help you.