The Lynchburg City School Board affirms that parents are the student's first teachers and that the public schools should serve to strengthen family and parental support. No student will be required to participate in any counseling program to which the student's parents object.

For the purposes of this policy, the following definitions apply:

Academic Counseling - Counseling which assists students and their parents in an effort to acquire knowledge of the curricula and to explain choices available to students, to plan a program of studies, to arrange and interpret academic testing, and to seek post-secondary academic opportunities

Career Counseling - Counseling which helps students to acquire information and plan action about work, jobs, apprenticeships, and post-secondary educational and career opportunities

Personal/Social Counseling - Counseling which assists students to develop an understanding of themselves, the rights and needs of others, how to resolve conflict and to define individual goals, reflecting their interests, abilities and aptitudes. Such counseling may be provided either (i) in groups in which generic issues of social development are addressed or (ii) through structured individual or small group multi-session counseling which focuses on the specific concerns of the participant(s)

School Counselor Duties

  • Crisis Intervention Team Member
  • Assist with Career/College Application Process
  • Prepare/Revise/Consult Regarding Student Schedules
  • Conduct Parent/Student Workshops
  • Individual and Group Guidance and Counseling
  • Orientation of Students
  • Review and Update Records
  • Collect, Maintain and Disseminate Information
  • Identify and Make Provisions for Exceptional Students
  • Make Appropriate Referrals
  • Set Up Conferences
  • Work with Local, State and Federal Organizations
  • Staff-Consultation
  • Follow-Up