The Conroe Independent School District believes that guidance and counseling will function as an integral part of the total school program and contribute directly to the school mission. The guidance and counseling program is developmental in content and process. It supports the efforts of teachers and parents in promoting students' self esteem, academic readiness, social and interpersonal sensitivity, and awareness of future academic and career opportunities. The primary role of the counselor is to work directly with parents, students, and staff to facilitate their leaning and growth and to help provide a safe and encouraging school. The counselor also serves as a liaison to outside agencies that serve the interest of children.
School counselors hold a professional certificate in counseling issued by the Texas Education Agency on the recommendation of the college or university where the counselor has obtained a master's degree in counseling or psychology. The counseling relationship is a professional relationship and counselors have a professional code of ethics. Our counselors are aware that there are times when a counselor must confer with others regarding a particular child's problems in order to best serve that child. Counselors keep information confidential unless disclosure is required to prevent clear and imminent danger to the counselee or others or when legal requirements demand that confidential information be revealed.
Our counselors are dedicated professionals, who work diligently with children and significant others in the children's lives in an attempt to help the children achieve important developmental goals. Our counselors follow accepted standards of practice for the profession. If a parent/guardian has any questions regarding counseling services, they are asked to call the school counselor or one of the school administrators in the building the child attends.