With parental consent, the Title I counselor provides supportive services/counseling to student enrolled in the Title I instructional program. Supportive services include assistance with behavioral and/or academic issues. The counselor works with student individually or in small groups. Referrals can be made by teachers, parents, principal 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 which focuses on character development, drug, alcohol, and gambling prevention services in the Catholic schools. The PDHP counselor provides services such as short-term individual and group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, and parent workshops.