With parental consent, the Title I counselor provides supportive services/counseling to students enrolled in the Title I instructional program. Supportive services include assistance with behavioral and/or academic issues. The counselor works with students individually or in small groups. Referrals can be made by teachers, parents, principals, or students when a problem is identified and an intervention is needed.
The Title I counselor helps students in their academic development to acquire the knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning this may include study skills, setting goals, organization skills, and test-taking strategies. In the area of social development, the counselor assists in social areas such as building interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, bereavement counseling, and participation in activities.
SFACA has a counselor through the Program for the Development of Human Potential (PDHP) who is present in the school 2-3 days a week. PDHP is a state-funded program that focuses on character development, drug, alcohol, and gambling prevention services in Catholic schools. The PDHP counselor provides services such as short-term individual and group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, and parent workshops.