Peer Mediation and Teen Crisis
Student and the Law
Based on the National Standards from the American School Counseling Association (ASCA), the Rancho del Mar Counseling Department believes in a whole-child counseling approach, utilizing the PVPUSD Essential Counseling Standards to work with students in the domain areas of Academics, College and Career planning and Personal-Social development.
The Counseling Department has developed a program that allows students to acquire: necessary decision making information in a timely and effective manner, graduation requirement information and transcripts, program selection and course planning assistance, college admissions planning and college testing timelines.
Students are able to apply acquired basic skills to personal planning and decision making through: Goal Setting, Communicating, Problem Solving, Conflict Resolution, Stress Management, Self-Advocacy, Time Management and Acceptance of Responsibility.
We establish a partnership with counselor/parent/student/staff in an environment that: Monitors academic/social/emotional/behavioral progress, Is confidential in nature, Supports cooperation and consistency, Fosters a sense of community within the school, Facilitates open and honest communication.
Students experience support, counseling, and guidance when confronted with educational, personal, social and/or emotional issues such as: Academic risk, Attendance and Truancy problems, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Peer Conflicts, Family Issues and Coping Skills.