What do AAS Counselors Do?

Help students:

Find solutions to their personal and school concerns.
Adjust to a new school.
Achieve more in school.
Develop new skills in problem solving, communicating, and getting along with others.

Assist teachers in:

Understanding and meeting individual student learning, behavioral and social needs.
Providing guidance and counseling services for students.
Finding special help for students, when it's needed.
Planning units of study with preventative, personal/social themes that tie into the Units of Inquiry.
Tying the “Personal, Social and Physical Education” (PSPE) aspect of the IB into all areas of learning.

Work with parents to:

Coordinate the efforts of home and school.
Discuss student progress in school.
Provide a link between families and community agencies when necessary.
Conduct parent conferences and parent education programs.