Bridging the Opportunity Gap: A School Counselor*s Role

Report
Kristina Donovan
Patti Lieberman
Sonia Reso
 Research
and Purpose
 Academic
 Leadership
 Enrichment
 College
Q & A
 Mason, Ockerman, and
Chen-Hayes,
(2013) explained that the social action
school counselor must ask some
poignant questions
• What change needs to happen?
• Do I believe change can happen?
• Where are my gaps, and what part does culture /
race / socioeconomics play in this?
 Next
is what is my action plan?
 The purpose is educational equity!
 Systemic
change is needed to promote
true multicultural equity in access and
utilization of school services (Sue & Sue,
2009)
 Perhaps redefining your approach and
definitions of what central educational
and counseling concepts mean (Mack,
2012; Sue & Sue, 2009)
 Start with the basics: Belief systems
• Belief that all students can be successful
• Understand the socio-cultural oppression and
barriers to equity that are present
 Program beliefs
• No honors courses but other ways to take
advanced courses
• No class rank
 Targeted
at-risk measures
 Study skills
 Requirements
for weighted classes are
fluid. Meaning, a student that wants to
take an advanced or accelerated course
can by earning a certain grade
 This removes the issue of tracking, in
which students are either honor tracked
or not as soon as they enter
 Students can move up or down at any
point year over year
Students are encouraged to stretch in classes they are interested in and we offer
the following advanced level classes:
All courses taken at Princeton University
AP English III
AP Art History
AP Biology
AP Calculus AB, BC
AP Chemistry
AP Computer
Science
AP English IV
AP Environmental Science
AP European History
AP French
AP Government & Politics
AP Italian
AP Japanese
AP Macroeconomics
AP Mandarin
AP Microeconomics
AP Music Theory
AP Physics
AP Spanish
AP Statistics
AP United States
History
AP World History Algebra II (accelerated )
Astronomy (accelerated)
Biology I (accelerated)
Chemistry I (accelerated)
Geometry (accelerated)
Intro to Computer Science Using Java (accelerated) Multivariant Calculus and
Linear Algebra (accelerated)
Obj.ect Oriented Prog. Using Java (accelerated) Oceanography (accelerated)
Physics I (accelerated)
Pre-Calculus (accelerated)
Sociology (accelerated)
World Languages (all advanced courses – Spanish & French)
 PPS
has all students eat lunch at the same
time
 To support the academic classes,
teachers are often available every day
during break to help students with
material
 In addition we run a full time tutoring
service through our IDEAS Center
 Students
fill out form and have the
following options
• Fellow student
• Princeton University student
• Adult tutor (either from community, or teacher
on duty)
 Available
during school, break, and after
school
 Available for all subjects
D
& F reports are run and students meet
with counselor to start interventions
 There are weekly supervisor meetings
where counselors bring their at-risk list
to brainstorm ideas
 There are monthly assistant principal
meetings where counselors discuss atrisk students
 School
Programs – Teen Pep, Peer Group,
Big Brother/Big Sister, Community
Service Leaders, True Blue, Sources of
Strength, Student Ambassadors
 Community
Programs – GAIA, TAG,
Corner House, HiTops
 Teen
Pep – Junior students educating
younger students about healthy
decision-making
 Peer Group – Senior students helping
freshman students with their transition
into high school
 Big Brother/Big Sister – Senior
students are paired with
underclassmen as a support structure
 Community
Service Leaders – upperclassmen
help lead a sophomore community service
group
 True
Blue –community service-based club
where all students (grades 9-12) can
participate
 Sources
of Strength – Suicide Prevention
Program
 Student
Ambassadors – Upper classmen
(mostly seniors) who give tours of our school
 Corner
House – organization with a goal
to promote the health and well-being of
Princeton residents through prevention,
education and treatment programs.
 HiTops
– a non-profit organization within
town whose mission is to promote risk
reduction education, healthcare and
communication skills to our adolescents.
 GAIA
– Peer leadership opportunity
focused on multiculturalism.
 TAG
(Teen Advisory Group) – Substance
abuse prevention education
 PUPP
– Princeton University Preparatory
Program
 Gen
One – First generation college students
 WOWY
– World of Work for Youth
 Testing
 Groups
 Individual
Conferences
 Evening Presentations
 Day Programs
 Communications
 Study
Skills
 SAT Courses
 SAT Summer Prep
 Essay Summer Prep (for college)
 SAT/ACT
preparation courses offered
through Tutoring Center
 PSAT in school, no cost to student for all
sophomores and juniors
 ACT PLAN in school, no cost to student
for all freshman
 All
Sophomores given Naviance career
search
 Junior Seminars
 Junior Lunch Groups
 Senior Seminars
 Senior Lunch Group
 Go
in to Sophomore science classes for
Naviance career inventory
 Junior Seminar: introduction to college
application process
 Junior lunch groups
 Senior Seminar: execution of college
application process
 Senior lunch groups
 Senior transition groups: Know Before You
Go!

Parent / Student individual conferences available
for all student at PHS
 Seniors
• Discuss and refine college list, as well as “if you
like this school, maybe you should look at this
school”
• Discuss application process, and review
application plan
 Juniors
• Quick sheet – snapshot of the student’s interests
• Start to explore and develop list of colleges
Event/Location
New Student Orientation
PAC
Make-up NSO, BB
New Student Orientation for
IDEAS Center
Community Service Fair, Gym
New Parent Reception
Cafeteria
Freshman Seminar
Gym, classrooms
Senior Jitters Night, PAC
Back to School Night
NCAA Student-Athlete Night
PAC
Junior College Panel Night
PAC
Financial Aid Night
Cafeteria
Cranbury Orientation
@Cranbury
Charter Orientation
@Charter
JW Orientation
8th Grade Parents Night
PAC
Student Registration @ Cranbury
Student Registration @ Charter
Student Registration @ JW
Snowdate for 8th grade
PAC
PHS Registration
National School Counseling
Week
HSPA Training
Guidance Night
Teen Topics Panel Night
BB
Junior Guidance Night
Project Pride
PAC
Self Defense Workshop
Gym
College Fair
Gym
Gold Key Ceremony
PAC
Senior Awards Night
PAC
101 Scholarship Night
Graduation
Date/Time
Thurs. August 23rd
10 am – 2 pm
Thurs. August 30th, 10 am
Thurs. August 30th
11 am
Wed. Sept. 12th, 1:49 pm
September 11th or 18th
7 pm
Wed. Sept. 12, 19 and Oct. 3
1:49 pm
Wed. Sept. 19th, 7 pm
Thurs. Sept. 27th, 7 pm
Wed. Oct. 17th
7 pm
Wed. Nov. 14th
7 pm
Wed. Dec. 5th
7 pm
Tues. Jan. 8th
8:40 am
Thurs. Jan. 3rd
9 am
Fri. Jan. 4th , 8:40 am
Wed. Jan. 16th
7 pm
Fri. Jan. 18th
8:40 am-3 pm
Thurs. Jan. 17th
9 am-3 pm
Jan. 24, 25, 31 & Feb 1, 2013
Wed. Jan. 23rd
7 pm
Feb. 7 – 22, 2013
Feb. 4-8, 2013
Person in Charge
Diana Lygas
Feb. 13 OR Feb. 20 at 2 pm
Wed. Feb. 20, 7 pm
Wed. March 20th
7 pm
Wed. April 25, 7 pm
Thurs. May 2nd
Angela Siso
Patti Lieberman
Angela Siso/Diana Lygas
May 3rd, 2013
Periods 1-5
April 23 & 24, 2013
Gwen Kimsal
Thurs. May 30th
8:30 am
Tues. June 4th
7 pm
Tues. June 11th, 7 pm
June 19, 2013 ***
Patti Lieberman
Diana Lygas
Andrea Dinan
Andrea Dinan
PTO/Lygas
Diana Lygas
Patti Lieberman
All staff
Patti Lieberman
Patti Lieberman
Patti Lieberman
Angela Siso/Diana Lygas
Angela Siso/Diana Lygas
Angela Siso/Diana Lygas
Angela Siso
All counselors
All counselors
Angela Siso
Angela Siso
All counselors
PRS Department
Patti Lieberman
Gwen Kimsal
Patti Lieberman
Angela Siso/Margaret
Conway/Kathy Herzog
101 Fund
Angela Siso/Margaret Conway,
 Teen Topics for 9th & 10th grade parents
 Sophomore Night: Preparing for Junior Year
& Beyond
 Evening for the College Athlete
 College Panel for Junior Students & Parents
 College Application Process for Junior
Students and Parents
 Last Minute Jitters for Seniors and Parents
 Financial Aid Evening for Seniors and
Parents
 Transitioning to College for Seniors and
Parents
 College
representative visits
• Students can sign up to meet and hear from
representatives from various colleges
• Good opportunity for students that are not able
to travel to schools
 College
Fair
• Two day College Fair event where students can
meet with multiple representatives from colleges
from all over the United States
10/3-Thurs
10/4-Fri
1:17
7:50
10/4-Fri
10/4-Fri
10/4-Fri
10/4-Fri
10/7-Mon
10/7-Mon
10/7-Mon
10/7-Mon
10/7-Mon
10/8-Tues
10/8-Tues
10/8-Tues
10/8-Tues
10/8-Tues
10/8-Tues
10/9-Wed
10/9-Wed.
10/9-Wed
10/9-Wed
10/9-Wed
10/10-Thurs
10/10-Thurs
10/10-Thurs
10/10-Thurs
10/10-Thurs
10/10-Thurs
10/11-Fri
8:39
9:30
10:20
11:09
7:50
9:31
12:28
1:17
2:06
7:50
8:39
9:31
11:09
1:17
2:06
7:50
8:29
10:08
10:47
11:56
7:50
9:31
10:20
11:09
12:28
1:17
7:50
Hamilton College
Maryland Institute College of Art
(MICA)
Drew University
Wheaton College
Williams College
University of Delaware
Ohio Wesleyan University
Juniata College
Stonehill College-MA
Ursinus College
Mercyhurst University
Penn State University
Northeastern U. – Boston
Towson University
Trinity College
Ithaca College
Stanford U.
Case Western Reserve U.
Vasser College
UMass Amherst
Colgate University
Ohio State
Purdue University
Manhattanville College
Pitzer University
Quinnipiac University
Hampshire College
Washington College
Smith College
Sara Ziesenitz
Berlinda Recacho
Knight Ambubuyog
Jim Richardson
Markus Burns
Christina Thomas
Rachel Branning
Maria Engles
George Hart
Cara Maria Cambardella
Daniel Mudd
Taren Smith
Jeff Portu
Alexandra DeJohn
Dillon Rosenthal
Maggie Dayton
Grace Kim
Rachel Oscar
Eli Stein
Andrew Cole
Mike Mansuy
Edward Price
Terry Gilbert
Ryan Depuy
Sarah Fisher
Rich Coppola
Gabe Agree
Kelsey Kemp
Deedee Cleveland
 Naviance
email blasts including
upcoming events, and college reminders
 Facebook reminders
 Twitter messages
 Website postings
 Phone / email blasts
 Morning announcements
 Homeroom
 Financial
Aid Night with Spanish
translation
 Community scholarship committee
 College multicultural events
 Questions??
 Break
in to small groups (4/5 people) and
design a program that will support the
students in your respective schools
 Each group will choose from Academic,
Leadership, Enrichment, or College. To
avoid duplicates, please let us know your
top two choices
 Share
the program developed in small
group
 Are there any programs your district is
using currently that we have not covered
Mack, L. (2012). Does every student have a voice?
Critical action research on equitable classroom
participation practices. Language Teaching
Research, 16(3), 417-434.
doi:10.1177/1362168812436922
 Mason, E. M., Ockerman, M. S., & Chen-Hayes, S.
F. (2013). Change-Agent-for-Equity (CAFE)
Model: A Framework for School Counselor
Identity. Journal Of School Counseling, 11,1-25.
 Sue, D.W., & Sue, D. (2009). Counseling the
culturally diverse: Theory and practice (5th ed.).
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons


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