The School Counseling program at Perry Hall Christian School is based on the ASCA National Standards and the Code of Maryland Regulations.
Students will receive academic, social, emotional, and spiritual guidance through small groups, class lessons, and individual counseling sessions. Areas of focus will include academic achievement, college and career preparation, decision making skills, and improving interpersonal relationships, as well as social emotional awareness. In addition, the school counseling program will nurture the spiritual development of all students with lessons and counseling that are biblically based.
Elementary School Program
PHCS partners with Chick-Fil-A in the Core Essential Values program for the elementary grades to promote character education. This year, the monthly character values include:
- September – Friendship
- October – Integrity
- November – Gratitude
- December – Generosity
- January – Responsibility
- February – Kindness
- March – Patience
- April – Peace
- May – Commitment
Additional aspects of the elementary school program include classroom and chapel guidance lessons, small groups for students from divorced/separated families and students with anxiety, and individualized counseling sessions.
Middle School Program
One key to success in middle school is organization. During middle school, we work on executive functioning training to help students develop the skills necessary to succeed academically. This includes decision making skills, planning, organization, and self-awareness. Additionally, middle school is often accompanied by a lot of change, especially emotionally and socially. We strive to meet these social emotional needs of middle school students by supporting them during these transitional years. College and career counseling will begin in middle school, so that students will become aware of their strengths and weaknesses, as well as their areas of passion.
Our middle school counseling program includes classroom guidance lessons, small groups for social emotional learning and peer relationships, a peer-mentorship program, and individualized counseling sessions.
High School Program
College and career counseling is the primary focus of our high school program. Students will have the opportunity to take standardized tests, learn about careers and college majors, visit colleges, and be guided through aspects of the college application process. We administer the PSAT®, SAT®, and a practice ACT® for high school students. Our college and career readiness program is designed to give our students access to the resources they need to plan for life after high school.
In addition to college and career preparedness, our high school program includes classroom guidance lessons, a peer-mentorship program, and individualized counseling sessions.
Below, you will find some helpful resources and forms from the counseling office.