Guidance & Counseling
The Weslaco ISD guidance and counseling department follows the Texas Comprehensive Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program, which is an integral part of the total educational program. It provides a systematic, planned approach for helping all students acquire and apply basic life skills by making optimal use of special knowledge and skills of school counselors.
This program is based on four components, which are as follows:
Guidance Curriculum-the purpose of the guidance curriculum is to help students acquire age-appropriate knowledge and skills within the scope of the following content areas: self confidence, development, motivation to achieve, decision making, goal setting, planning, problem solving skills, interprestonal effectiveness, and responsible behavior.
Responsive Services-the purpose of the responsive services component is to intervene on behalf of those students whose immediate personal concerns or problems put their continued personal-social, career and/or educational development at risk.
Individual Planning- the purpose of the individual planning system is to guide all students as they plan, monitor, and manage their own educational career and personal social development.
Systems Support-this component describes services and management activities which indirectly benefit students.
The WISD Guidance & Counseling/Social Work mission is to implement a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program for our students in grades Pre-K - 12 promoting student success through focus on academic achievement, prevention, and intervention activities, advocacy and social/emotional and career developement to meet the needs of the students and community of WISD.
The comprehensive development guidance and counseling program model is embedded into the WISD academic curriculum and covers these strands:
- Self-knowledge and acceptance
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Conflict resolution
- Decision making/problem solving
- Motivation to achieve
- Goal setting
- Career planning
We encourage parents to make an appointment with your child's counselor to view the guidance curriculum and discuss what you can do together to create the most successful educational experience possible.