The Counseling Program

The philosophy of school counseling begins with the belief that every child should receive the most appropriate education for his/her needs. The Counseling Program is delivered by a professional school counselor who provides guidance lessons for all students,counseling to help students overcome challenges that may interfere with learning, and to advocate for an environment that encourages achievement for all students. The Counseling Program is both preventative and proactive in nature.

 

Mission Statement for the Counseling Program

The mission of Tzouanakis Intermediate School’s Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program designed to meet the academic, moral, physical, and social potential of every student in a safe, caring, and respectful environment.

    

Goals of the Tzouanakis Counseling Program

  • To help students understand themselves and others
  • To coordinate or facilitate efforts among parents, teachers, and administrators
  • To promote character development
  • To improve students’ self-concept
  • To assist students’ abilities to cope with stress, daily problems, and crises
 
 
Guidance Lessons

Guidance lessons are occasionally taught by the TZ School Counselor.  All lessons are developmentally appropriate for the age of the students and are based on the Indiana Counseling Standards.  All 3rd grade students will have 3 lessons dealing with body safety.  Other lessons will be taught at the request of classroom teachers.