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    Counseling Vision Statement

    The vision of the Clarkston Elementary School Counseling Program is for all students to depart empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve academic, personal/social, and career success, and to reach their fullest potential as college attendees and respectful, responsible citizens.

     Counseling Mission Statement

    The mission of Clarkston Elementary School Counseling Program is to maximize student’s social, educational and career development potential, serving ALL students in support of our school mission of “Clarkston Cougars are College Bound.” 

    Counseling Services

    Individual Counseling

    Assistance provided to some students who may need help to overcome social and/or personal problems that interfere with learning

     Group Counseling

    A support group for students who share a common concern.  Parent permission is required to participate.

     Classroom Guidance

    Assistance provided to all students to succeed and interact with their peers.  These lessons are taught in the classroom once per six weeks.


    How can a student see the counselor?

    Student Self-Referral

    Staff Referral

    Parent Referral 


    The rules of confidentiality for counselors are very different from those of teachers.  Confidentiality is important to maintain a trusting relationship with students.  Students are told that what they tell Mrs. Clemons is a ‘secret’ unless someone is in danger.  Only then will Mrs. Clemons tell someone to make sure they are safe and healthy.  Information is never disclosed to other staff members, parents, or students unless permission is granted by the student.  If a student discloses information deemed crucial to a child’s safety or well-being, the student is informed that his/her parents must be notified.

     Classroom Guidance Topics

    Respect- Bully Awareness


    Drug Awareness


    Caring and Giving


    Testing Skills

    Career and College Readiness