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Professional School Counseling Program

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Rising 9th Grade Information Night
Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 7:00-8:00 p.m. live online
CLICK HERE for meeting link





The mission of the Rockdale County Public Schools' (RCPS) Professional School Counseling Program is to provide a data driven comprehensive school counseling program that promotes the highest level of student achievement. Students will be engaged in their learning and master the knowledge and skill to achieve post-secondary goals. Through collaboration with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the community, Professional School Counselors, will empower students to realize their greatest potential and equip them with the necessary skills to be productive members in a global society.

For contact information of individual school counselors, go to the directory page of the school's website. For a list of school websites, go to www.rockdaleschools.org/schools

RCPS Counselors' Statement of Beliefs

  1. All students can achieve at their individual level with support.
  2. We perceive each student holistically and design/implement programs to meet those individual needs.
  3. The program provides the framework that supports the academic, career, and social development for all students.
  4. Our program aligns with the system's mission reflecting a proactive approach in assisting students in overcoming barriers to learning.
  5. School counselors are advocates for ongoing reform in education.
  6. By working collaboratively with parents, teachers, and community agencies, we are stakeholders in student success.


RCPS Counselors' Philosophical Statements

  1. All students can achieve, have value, and have the right to participate in the counseling program.
  2. All student needs (including but not limited to ethnic, cultural, racial and sexual differences, and special needs) are embraced in planning and implementing the school counseling program.
  3. The RCPS school counseling program supports the specific academic, career, and personal/social goals and developmental competencies outlined in the American School Counselor Association's model program guide.
  4. The RCPS school counseling program will be designed to advocate for every student in coordination with parents, other school representatives, and the community.
  5. The RCPS school counseling program will use goals, developmental student competencies, and data to drive program development and evaluation from pre-K through 12th grade.


College Assistance from Georgia's HOPE Program

Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally (HOPE) is a program funded by the Georgia Lottery. Georgia residents enrolling in a certificate or diploma program at a Georgia public college, university, or technical college may be eligible for the HOPE Grant regardless of high school graduation dates or grade point averages.

 


Counseling Links

Financial Aid Webinars and Resources

College and Career Readiness


9th Grade Transition Night Informational Meeting Recording - March 7, 2023 (CLICK HERE or see below)




6th Grade Transition Night Informational Meeting - March 9, 2023 (CLICK HERE or see below)