School counselors are advocates for students. They seek to build relationships to help students grow emotionally, socially and academically. Counselors are first and foremost here to support student academic and learning development, helping students achieve school success. Second, life and career development, which helps students focus on future life and career goals. Counselors work to provide an awareness of multicultural and global citizenship to allow students to see opportunity in the ever evolving global communities. Finally, the school counselor provides social and emotional support allowing students to develop resiliency and strength as they work towards their future. Your school counselor is in the school to support you!

"Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality" Malala Yousafzai

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The Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance program at Polk Elementary is designed to provide a school wide support system for each student. The systems consist of classroom lessons, group counseling sessions and individual responsive services. The topics for group discussion and classroom lessons consist of:

Anger * Anxiety * Aggression * Paying Attention * Behavior Concerns * Defiance

Depression * Friendships * Grief due to any kind of loss * Impulsivity * Social Skills

Individual Student Issues * Concerns about Mood * Stress/Worry

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