October 4, 2023
Counseling Program at OQS
Alisha Keel

        The school counselor shares with other school personnel, parents and  community, the goal of enabling students to fulfill their responsibility to themselves and society by learning to understand themselves and face new challenges.  With primary obligation and loyalty to the children, the counselor’s role is to help facilitate the social and emotional growth of students.

Counseling services at Ottauquechee School are available to all students and are designed to assist in the individual development of each student’s unique talents and capabilities.  The program promotes social and emotional development to support student’s educational goals. One of the most important components of these services is a comprehensive developmental school counseling curriculum delivered in each classroom sequentially, with an emphasis on prevention.  The OQS school counseling curriculum is grounded in state and national standards.  Small groups are another part of counseling services where social skills, positive self regard, peer relations and coping skills are taught.  In addition the school counselor works with individual students on an as needed basis to help ensure classroom success and consults regularly with teachers, staff and parents to ensure progress.

If you would like more information about these services or would like to talk, please call the main school number, 802-295-8654, and ask to speak with the School Counselor.