About Counseling Services

  • All four secondary buildings in Rush-Henrietta are staffed with school counselors.

    All responsibilities and programs are based on the National Standards for School Counseling Programs as written by the American School Counselor Association. To that end, the program facilitates student development in the three broad areas of Academic Development, Career Development, and Personal/Social Development through counseling, consulting, and coordinating (New York Standards).

    The high school is a member in good standing of the National Association of College Admission Counseling and abides by the ethical standards as described in The Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

    National Standards for School Counseling Programs Academic Development

    Standards in this area guide the school-counseling program to implement strategies and activities to support and enable the student to experience academic success, maximize learning through commitment, produce high quality work, and be prepared for a full range of options and opportunities after high school. The academic development area includes the acquisition of skills in decision-making, problem solving and goal setting, critical thinking, logical reasoning, and interpersonal communication; and the application of these skills to academic achievement. The school-counseling program enables all students to achieve success in school and to develop into contributing members of our society.
    • Standard A: Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
    • Standard B: Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post secondary options, including college.
    • Standard C: Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work, and to life at home and in the community.
     
    Career Development
    Standards in this area guide the school counseling program to implement strategies and activities to support and enable the student to develop a positive attitude toward work, and to develop the necessary skills to make a successful transition from school to the world of work, and from job to job across the life career span. This program includes helping students to understand the relationship between success in school and future success in the world of work. The career development standards reflect the recommendations of the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS, 19991) and the content of the National Career Development Guidelines (NOICC, 1989).

    The school counseling program enables all students to achieve success in school and to develop into contributing members of our society.
    • Standard A: Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
    • Standard B: Students will employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.
    • Standard C: Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education, training, and the world of work.

    Personal/Social Development

    Standards in the personal/social area guide the school counseling program to implement strategies and activities to support and maximize each student's personal growth and enhance the educational and career development of the student. The school counseling program enables all students to achieve success in school and develop into contributing members of our society.

    • Standard A: Students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and interpersonal skill to help them understand and respect self and others.
    • Standard B: Students will make decisions, set goals, and take necessary action to achieve goals.
    • Standard C: Students will understand safety and survival skills.

    For more information or if you have a question or concern about R-H Senior High School counseling, please contact Tim Shafer at tshafer@rhnet.org.

    The College & Career Center is a community resource providing assistance in post-high school preparation and planning to Rush-Henrietta students and residents. The College & Career Center is part of the Rush-Henrietta Senior High School Counseling Center and is available for use by students, parents, and members of the Rush-Henrietta community. The College & Career Center has a lending library of more than 1,500 items to help families with career planning, college selection and application, financial aid and scholarships. The Center is open during the school year from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday-Friday.

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