Osseo Area Schools guidance and counseling program consists of the following major areas :
Guidance curriculum – Learning activities that take place in classrooms with groups, or with individuals.
Individual planning Responsive Services Component – May include consultation, personal counseling, crisis counseling and referrals.
- Individual appraisal includes assisting students to assess and interpret abilities, interests, skills and achievements.
- Individual advisement includes assisting students to use self-appraisal to foster awareness, planning and decision making.
System Support Component – consists of management activities that establish, maintain and enhance the total guidance program. These may include staff and community public relations, professional development, committee and advisory boards, and program research and development.
Why would I see my counselor?
A student may see a counselor for a variety of reasons. Counselors are trained to help students in four broad areas:
- Personal – chemical use, eating issues, stress, depression, etc.
- Social – family concerns, friendship or dating issues, etc.
- Academic – study skills, tutors, scheduling, transcripts, etc.
- Career/College – future planning, test preparation, applications for schools, etc.
How do I make an appointment?
Students may make an individual appointment with their counselor by going to any of the clerical staff in the Guidance Office. Counselors are assigned by alphabet, so a student does not need to know his/her counselor’s name. The clerical staff will then schedule the student with the appropriate counselor. Students are to inform teachers before they come for appointments so that they can get assignments ahead of time. Parents may make appointments to see their son/daughter’s counselor by calling the Guidance Office at 763-391-8705. Counselors make every effort to return phone calls within 48 hours and to accommodate requests for appointments in less than one week. During very busy times, such as the beginning of the school year and during the registration process for the next school year, it may take longer for a response.