Guidance services are an integral part of the total educational process at Joseph P. Keefe Technical School. The primary goal and function of the department is to assist ALL students, through a planned program of developmental guidance and counseling services, to understand themselves in relation to their goals, abilities, interest, and needs. This planned program of services assists the student in developing the critical thinking and decision-making skills necessary in order to formulate future goals and plans that help each student reach maximum growth potential. An appropriate guidance program in the educational, career/technical, and personal/social domains is one that provides each student with a sense of belonging and stability during his/her high school years.
Such a program is a shared endeavor of the student, parent, and the guidance counselor. The Guidance faculty assumes the roles of facilitator, teacher, consultant, advocate, and counselor in order to assist each student in his/her social, psychological, educational, career/technical goals, and in the development of a relevant Career Plan. Counselors are readily available to students and families by appointment and without appointments in times of significant need.
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