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.
The counselors at Peet Junior High School are dedicated to meeting the needs of the students we serve. Each counselor is assigned to one grade and the counselor continues to work with those students during the two years the students are at Peet.
Parent-teacher conferences are a great way to find out how your child is doing in school. To schedule a parent-teacher conference, call the Counseling Center (936.709.3742) at least two days in advance of the meeting. Your child’s four academic teachers will be present at the conference unless you request meeting with them individually. Elective teachers will be included in parent conferences upon parent request. You will receive a written copy of the highlights of the conference to help you pinpoint problems and solutions.
- Empowers students to resolve conflicts through improved and specific communication and problem-solving skills
- Includes development of skills in anger and conflict management, practiced within a safe and structured process
- Students take responsibility for solving their own problems with support and help from Peer Mediators
If for some reason the student and parent feel a schedule change is necessary, the principal requests that the parents and the student visit the school and discuss the matter with the counselors and teachers. Normally no changes will be made in a student’s schedule after the first two weeks of school. Changes in athletics for seventh grade students may be made during the first two weeks of school.
Some examples of legitimate schedule change requests for required and elective courses are provided below. Notice how these requests are handled.
For Required Courses:
In some cases students may be placed in the wrong level of a required course. Legitimate requests for course level changes are always honored.
For Elective Courses:
Elective classes cannot be changed after the first two weeks of each semester.
Summer School Information
Check back for summer school information during May.