Sterling School Counseling
The mission of Sterling School's comprehensive, developmental school counseling program is to promote student development in academics, social and emotional learning, and college and career readiness and to foster a school culture and climate that is safe, supportive, and conducive to learning. Counselors collaborate with parents, school staff, and the community to ensure students are inspired, supported, and prepared for their next opportunities in life, education, and employment.
The Sterling School Counseling Department is dedicated to the district’s vision of ensuring that students are INSPIRED, SUPPORTED, and PREPARED for their next opportunities in life, education and employment. Counselors equip students with necessary skills for success in academics and life beyond school by fostering their social and emotional learning (SEL). The framework for our comprehensive school counseling program comes from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).
The foundation of our school counseling program is based on our shared school wide values: Positivity, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Empathy (PRIDE). Counselors' classroom lessons, individual planning with students, and responsive services are consistently aligned with these core values and work to develop students’ social and emotional learning skills.
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School Counseling Services
School counselors design and deliver comprehensive school counseling programs that promote student achievement. Services are provided to students, parents, school staff and the community in the following areas:
- School Counseling Core Curriculum - structured classroom lessons designed to help students develop knowledge, attitudes, and skills for success in academic, career, and social/emotional development
- Individual Student Planning - systematic activities designed to assist students in establishing personal goals and developing future plans
- Responsive Services - individual and groups counseling designed to meet students’ immediate needs, including crisis response
- Indirect Services - consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, other educators, and community organizations, including referrals for additional assistance
School-Based Mental Health Services
School-based mental health counselors build bridges between the home, school, and community. Our school-based counselor acts as a liaison between our school and Greenville Mental Health and provides services to children, families, and the school in the following areas:
- Assessment and treatment of mental health needs
- Education and connections to mental health resources
- Crisis intervention and assistance
Referral for school-based mental health services are made through the students’ school counselor. Once a referral is made, parents will contact the school-based mental health counselor directly to schedule an assessment for services.
In 2014 the South Carolina Legislation passed Erin’s Law, as part of Health and Safety Education. The purpose of the law is to ensure that all students Pre-Kindergarten through High School receive this prevention instruction during the academic school year. The intent of the law is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to remain safe from sexual assault and how to make a report if an assault occurs.
Instructional units were written as a resource guide for educators to implement Erin’s Law. These units are aligned with the South Carolina Academic Health and Safety Education. Lesson content varies from grade to grade. A copy of each lesson will be available at your child’s school for you to preview if you choose.
Over the next school year your child will be presented this lesson by a counselor or PE teacher. The lesson content is not part of sexuality education and only discusses age appropriate health and safety education.
If you have any further questions after you have previewed the materials please contact your child’s counselor.
Greenville County School's Mental Health
For information regarding mental health, you may visit GCSD Mental Health page.
The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character. It is an annual award given to 66 male and female students from each of the 33 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to honor true unsung heroes who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process, established by Greenville County school counselors, focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but have accomplished great things in their community, church or school.
Middle School Course Catalogs
- CogAT and ITBS Second Grade Testing
- Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) Testing
- National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) -- Reading, Mathematics, and/or Science
- Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)
- End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP)
Greenville County Schools is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students. For information regarding district policy on bullying, discrimination, harassment and intimidation, see the district website.