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Comprehensive School Counseling Program

Comprehensive School Counseling Program


Our program consists of four components: Individual Planning, Responsive Services, Programs/Curriculum, and Collaboration.  


North Haven Schools provides a Comprehensive School Counseling Program with services that reach all students in grades 6 through 12. School Counselors support the district’s mission to "collaborate with students, parents and the community to develop responsible, educated, and productive global citizens who can thrive in an ever-changing world." 


Further details relating to the Comprehensive School Counselor Program can be obtained by accessing The American School Counselor Association and the Connecticut School Counselor Association. Both agencies have world diligently to design, provide high quality professional development to counselors, and deliver equitable support to all students. 


NHHS Comprehensive Counseling Framework is based on the Connecticut State Department of Education and the Connecticut School Counselor Associations recommendations. 




School Counselor's Role: North Haven Public Schools 




Who are our School Counselors?


We are professionals with in-depth training and skills to support students’ potential for healthy growth in the areas of academic, personal/social, and career development. We are trained to address crisis management, post-secondary planning with a career focused len, and advocate for all students. 


What do we do?


  • Work directly with students and work on students’ behalf through collaboration with parents, other school professionals, and community members.
  • Address students’ academic and emotional needs and design unique approaches to aid students developing their lives and careers beyond school.
  • Provide academic, personal, social, career and college counseling.
  • Provide counseling interventions designed to support student growth and the achievement of goals.
  • Provide counseling dealing with self-image and self-esteem, peer relationships, social skills, coping strategies, and conflict resolution.
  • Provide crisis intervention services.
  • Assist students and their parents in planning for a transition to the next grade or school and in course selection at the higher grades.
  • Provide consultation and communication with parents/guardians to support students’ academic and social success.
  • Assist parents/guardians in helping families support students’ growth.
  • Provide advocacy for all students.
  • Provide consultation to school staff.


Counselors accomplish their work with students through:


  • Direct services to students individually, in groups, and in the classroom setting.
  • Individual student planning and goal-setting through Naviance. 
  • Group skill building activities.
  • Class instruction based on the developmental school counseling curriculum.
  • Preventative and responsive interventions.
  • Consultation with parents, school, and community.


The aim of the comprehensive school counseling program is to promote students’ academic, social, and emotional growth and to encourage healthy development across the school years. Our counselors are here to help parents with concerns regarding their child’s development. Feel free to contact your child’s school counselor whenever you have a concern or question about your child or if you’d like more information about the school counseling program.


The Student Success Plan offers all students the opportunity to engage in an enriching high school experience that will lay the foundation for future success. NHHS also facilitates opportunities for growth outside of our walls. There are programs which supplement our core curriculum and offer challenging experiences.