Concordia provides a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, personal, social, spiritual, and developmental needs of all students. We view students holistically and the counseling program fosters self-respect and self-esteem as well as respect for others within and outside of our diverse community.
We view students holistically and strive to support their academic and social-emotional needs through counseling program that fosters self-respect and self-esteem, as well as respect for others within and outside of our diverse community.
All students are viewed as unique individuals. Our counselors operate from a position of respect for the student and make confidentiality a priority in all counseling sessions.
Counselors are available to work with the specific developmental needs of our students in all four school divisions.
Concordia’s Early Childhood counseling program is concerned with the emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth of each student so that he/she may reach his/her full potential.
The first impressions of school can influence a child for many years ahead. Occasionally children may need assistance with the developmental challenges of making friends, separating from parents and learning appropriate school behavior. Some children may also encounter difficulties that can impact their ability to learn, such as divorce or separation from family, moving, or loss of a loved one. Counseling services are available to assist with these types of concerns.
Meet our Early Childhood Counselor
The elementary years are a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept and their feelings of competence and confidence. They are beginning to develop decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups and family.
Our Elementary School counseling program provides education, prevention and intervention services, which are integrated into all aspects of the student’s lives. Early identification and intervention of children’s academic and personal/social needs is essential in removing barriers to learning and in promoting academic achievement. The knowledge, attitudes and skills that students acquire in the areas of academic, career and personal/social development during these elementary years serve as the foundation for future success.
Meet our Elementary School Counselors
The Middle School counseling team helps adolescent students establish academic routines and develop social/emotional wellness in both individual and group settings. Our counselors also work with parents when referrals for academic testing or private counseling are necessary. Counselors support students in transition to the school or within the school and train the Concordia Student Ambassadors who welcome and care for new students.
Concordia also has a Care and Concern team which is comprised of a group of counselors and teachers who monitor the academic and social adjustments of our students. Each student is received with honor and respect. Confidentiality is a priority in all counseling sessions.
Meet our Middle School Counselors
Each Concordia High School counselor serves as an advocate in assisting students with academic, personal, and social needs. Counselors work closely with each student in a variety of school-wide, classroom, small-group, and individual meetings. In addition, the same counselor provides guidance in college and career planning.
High school counselors have designed a wellbeing and happiness engineering (WHE) program that uses student feedback to understand the students’ high school experience. This year-long, data-driven program helps remove roadblocks to student growth, and more effectively connect students to the amazing developmental opportunities available at Concordia.
Meet our High School Counselors
High School College Counseling
The purpose of college guidance at Concordia is to provide a personalized, student-centered program that informs and supports both students and parents. Counselors help students discover college or university communities that will best serve their academic and personal growth.
Our college guidance is a four-year program educating parents and students extensively about preparing for college, the college search process, completing applications, and ultimately selecting a college/university. The degree of guidance increases and becomes more specialized as students advance through Grades 9 to 12. All Grade 11 students are required to take a .5 credit college and career planning class, Identity, Vocation and Spirituality, which helps students to prepare for junior internships and begin preparation for college applications
Communication with families is done through group meetings with parents and students at all four grade levels, emails, publications, the Concordia website, and most importantly in individual guidance sessions.