Developmental Guidance

Elementary & Intermediate Guidance

  • Goals

    Self Confidence Development

    • Identifying and managing feelings
    • Anger Management
    • Identifying strengths (Intermediate)

    Interpersonal Effectiveness

    • Anti-Bullying
    • Respect for Others
    • Healthy Friendships
    • Communication Skills

    Problem-Solving Skills

    • Personal
    • With Peers
    • Personal Safety/Anti-Victimization
    • With Adults
    • Academic

    Drug, Alcohol, Tobacco Awareness

    • Prevention

    Cross-Cultural Effectiveness

    • Appreciate their own culture
    • Respect others as individuals and accept them for their cultural membership
    • Relate effectively with others based on appreciation for differences

    Career and Educational Opportunities

    • Motivation to Achieve
    • Goal setting; decision making

    Opportunities to provide Guidance Curriculum Objectives

    • Classroom settings
    • Assemblies
    • MENTOR program
    • Multi-cultural activities
    • Careers/College Week
    • Educational awareness activities
    • School wide recognition programs
    • Applicable TEKS

    Counselor's Role

    • Program Management
    • Guidance
    • Consultation
    • Counseling
    • Student Appraisal
    • Coordination

Junior High & High School Guidance

  • Goals

    Motivation to Achieve

    • Develop their own academic potential
    • Take advantage of educational opportunities
    • Identify career opportunities that will allow them to fulfill their potential

    Decision Making

    • Develop the ability to make decisions based on information gathered
    • Evaluate options for appropriate choices

    Planning and Goal Setting

    • Use research skills to gather information
    • Develop the ability to make plans and set goals
    • Time management

    Problem-Solving Skills

    • Develop the ability to gather information
    • Develop the ability to identify options and make appropriate choices
    • Develop the ability to manage change

    Educational Choice

    • Explore options for post-graduation
    • Relate career choices to educational choices

    Cross-Cultural Effectiveness

    • Appreciate their own culture
    • Respect others as individuals and accept them for their cultural membership
    • Relate effectively with others based on appreciation for differences

    Opportunities to provide Guidance Curriculum Objectives

    • Classroom settings
    • Wylie Way/College Readiness class (Junior High)
    • Assemblies
    • Student handbook review
    • Parent conferences and informational meetings
    • College Night
    • #ihaveplanwisd Nights
    • Web site exploration
    • Applicable TEKS
    • Student Resource Officer services
    • MENTOR program
    • Multi-cultural activities
    • Orientation programs
    • Newsletter distribution

    Counselor's Role

    • Program Management
    • Guidance
    • Consultation
    • Counseling
    • Student Appraisal
    • Coordination

Individual Planning

  • PURPOSE: The purpose of the individual planning system is to assist students to plan, monitor and manage their own educational, career and personal-social development. Schools will use a variety of resources including staff, information and activities to assist students in developing and implementing personalized plans. Parental involvement is essential to facilitate appropriate placement decisions for students. Through the individual planning system, students are assisted in:

    • Being motivated to achieve
    • Setting challenging educational, career and personal-social goals
    • Making plans for achieving short, intermediate and long term goals
    • Assessing their current progress toward their goals

    Educational

    • Study skills techniques
    • Awareness of educational opportunities
    • Appropriate course selection
    • Facilitate appropriate placement
    • Interpretation and utilization of test scores
    • Importance of lifelong learning
    • Graduation

    Career

    • Knowledge of potential career opportunities
    • Knowledge of career and technical training
    • Correlation between student appraisal data, course selection and career choices

    Personal – Social

    • Development of healthy self concepts
    • Development of responsible social behavior

    Opportunities to Provide Individual Planning

    • Career exploration opportunities
    • Development of Four Year Plan
    • Junior/Senior information
    • Handbook
    • Newsletter
    • Website
    • Scholarship/Financial Aid information
      • PSAT, ACT, SAT
      • Information
      • Interpretation
      • College Information
      • Non-traditional credit
      • Summer school
      • Credit By Exams
      • Correspondence Courses
      • Credit Recovery Courses
      • Dual Credit
        • Course selection process
        • College selection process
        • Credit checks
        • ARD meetings
        • 504 meetings

    Counselor's Role

    • Program Management
    • Guidance
    • Consultation
    • Student Appraisal
    • Coordination