• Welcome to the School Counselor Webpage! 

    The District’s direct hotline for students and parents requiring social and emotional support is: 314-345-6900 or studentservices@slps.org. During Remote Learning and anytime you are not at school, if you need emergency mental health support, tell a trusted adult and call 911 or your local hospital emergency department. 

    • HOW DOES A STUDENT SEE A COUNSELOR?

      If a student would like to see a counselor, he/she should ask a teacher for a pass to go to the counseling office. Unless the student has an urgent need to see a counselor, the teacher may recommend a specific time for the student to leave class, so that the student does not miss too much important academic information.  Additionally, a student is welcome to see his/her counselor during lunchtime.

    • HOW DOES A PARENT/GUARDIAN SEE A COUNSELOR?

      Parents and guardians are welcome to meet with counselors and are asked to make appointments in advance, to ensure that the counselor will be available.  You may call or email a counselor to set-up a meeting. 

    • WHY WOULD A STUDENT SEE A SCHOOL COUNSELOR?

      A. Academic/Educational Support Counseling – Students sometimes have academic problems in areas including study habits, expectations, time management, organizational skills, and the level of the curriculum.  A counselor may assist students in exploring solutions to these and other academic problems.  

      B.    Personal/Social Counseling – A counselor may assist  in helping students to develop skills to interact more effectively with others, identify personal values, talents and interests and transition into and out of middle school. The counselor will also provide support and assistance to students and families in crisis and can provide referrals to outside agencies for more extensive assistance including counseling, evaluations or treatment.

      C.  Career/Vocational Counseling – A school counselor may assist students in the process of career exploration.

      School Counselors
    • Assist in the transition from middle school to high school and to post secondary high school options
    • Consult and collaborate with teachers, staff and parents in understanding and meeting the needs of students in the school setting. 
    • Monitor and advise students and their parents as to progress toward promotion/graduation
    • Promote an understanding and appreciation of diverse populations and cultures
    • When appropriate, counselors may refer students and parents to outside agencies and specialists.