Welcome to C. T. Walker's Guidance Department!
The role of the Professional School Counselor is to act as an advocate for our students who may have social or emotional situations that make their academic learning more difficult. We work in individual, one on one situations or in small groups or going into classrooms, teaching skills that will help our students be caring adults and good citizens. We help with transitions to middle school and high school. We will be taking our 8th grade students to see other magnet schools in Richmond County and 8th grade students will create an Individual Graduation Plan for themselves as they finish their final year at Walker. We coordiinate the Teachers as Advisors program for grades K-5 and have created a C. T. Walker Student Leadership Team, which is composed of our Safety Patorl, Media Helpers and News Crew, Student Council and Ambassadors for the school We attend Response to Intervention (RTI) and parent meetings, We coordiante Red Ribbon Week and Career Days. All students in K through 8th grades will create Career Portfolios. Grades 6th through 8th will create a career interest inventory and career research electronically on the Georgia Career Information System.
The mission of the Richmond County School Counseling Program is to facilitate the development of individuals who are successful learners and have the skills necessary to thrive in the everyday world by providing all students appropriate, data-driven interventions focusing on academic achievement, career exploration and social/emotional growth.
The vision of the Richmond County School Counseling Program is that all students experience academic success to their greatest individual degree and graduate college and career ready with a plan and the skills necessary to fulfill their post-secondary goals. Students feel safe, accepted, challenged, and encouraged while enrolled in school and into adulthood. The comprehensive, developmental curriculum provided through this program is designed to meet identified needs of students in grades pre-K through 12.
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September is Suicide Prevention Month
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
The main goal of the Guidance Department is to support all of our students as they work to achieve their goals. We follow the mission statement of the school in that we want to empower students to become confident, self-directed, cooperative, lifelong learners and leaders. We also want to expose students to diverse settings that promote understanding of various cultures.