School Counseling Program
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
An important part of the lower school experience is the opportunity for learning about oneself and developing relationships with those around us. Social-emotional learning (SEL) is at the heart of what we do at Perry Hall Christian. Our teachers work collaboratively with the counselor to develop students’ social awareness and skills to enhance their relationships with peers and family.
Middle/High 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 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, individualized counseling sessions, and webinars for parents and guardians.
College and career counseling is the primary focus of our high school program. Students 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 college entrance exams, as well as practice exams. 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, whether that is college, trade school, military, or the workforce.
In addition to college and career preparedness, our high school program includes classroom guidance lessons, targeted small groups, a peer-mentorship program, individualized counseling sessions, and webinars for parents and guardians.
Below, you will find some helpful links and resources from the counseling office.