School Counseling Program
Our High School Counseling Program is Designed to…
- Help students develop positive attitudes toward themselves, family and community.
- Provide assistance to students individually and in groups so they can appreciate their own unique qualities and grow personally and socially.
- Teach students skills for achieving school and personal success.
- Assist students in becoming invested in their school success by showing them how school performance relates to future opportunities.
- Work closely with students, parents and teachers to identify and remove barriers that impede student achievement.
- Support the instructional program and the school’s mission and goals.
School Counselors are the heart of the school through...
- Academic Support Services
- Academic Support Interventions & Referrals
- Behavioral Management Plans
- Classroom Guidance Lessons
- Collaboration with Faculty
- Collaboration with Students, Families and the Community
- College/Career Education & Planning
- Crisis Management & Interventions
- Data Sharing
- Job Shadowing, Work-Based Learning
- Personal/Social Support
- Promoting a Positive School Climate
- Scholarship/Financial Search Process
- School-to-Parent Communications
- School-Wide Needs
- Test Preparation
- Transition Programs
- Working with Students on Attendance Issues
- Working with Students on Conflict Management Skills
How and Why do Parents Contact the School Counselor?
- Concerns over student achievement
- Family health problems
- New school registration and orientation
- Test interpretation
- Discussing special needs of their child
- Early discussion of potential crises
- Family difficulties or concerns
Counselor Conference Information - How to Arrange a Counselor Conference
There will be times during the school year when you will want to set up a conference with your teen's counselor and/or teacher(s). For counseling purposes, Edison High School students are assigned to counselors based on the first letters of their last name. Follow these simple steps to arrange a conference:
- Be sure to know your child's counselor;
- Call the counselor directly or Student Services at 703-924-8022;
- Identify yourself and the name of your child;
- Request that a conference be arranged for you to meet with the person(s) with whom you need to speak.
- FCPS Parent Consent for Release of Student Records
- Orientation to the Selection Process
- ABC's of College Admission
- Understanding College Admissions
- College Admissions Process Information
- Post-Graduation Transcript Request