K-12 Comprehensive School Counseling

NORTH SMITHFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHOOL COUNSELING DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the North Smithfield School District’s Comprehensive School Counseling Program is to support all students so that they may meet high academic and ethical standards within a supportive and safe environment.  It is based on the belief that all students are self-directed lifelong learners and have the ability to acquire the academic, career, and personal/social development skills necessary to become responsible citizens of society.    

 


 

NORTH SMITHFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING PHILOSOPHY


The counselors in the North Smithfield School District believe that:

• All students have dignity and worth;

• All students have the potential for learning and to meet high academic standards;

• Education is a responsibility shared by the students, parents, staff, and community and is based upon an atmosphere of mutual respect;

• All students should have access to opportunities that will assist them in developing personal, academic and career choices.


The North Smithfield School District School Counseling Program will:

• Serve all students;

• Consider the individual needs of all students;

• Provide a developmentally appropriate school counseling curriculum;

• Follow the professional mandates and ethical guidelines promoted by the Rhode Island School Counselor Association and the American School Counselor Association.

• Maintain compliance with the Rhode Island Framework for Comprehensive K-12 School Counseling Programs.


Contact Information and Counselor Assignments:

North Smithfield High School

412 Greenville Road

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

Please contact the Guidance Office at (401) 766-2503.  Our Fax number is (401) 597-6110.   Mrs. Holly Paiva is the Guidance clerk.  Counselor assignments are listed below.  Please click on the name of a counselor in order to email that person.

 

 dcomtois [at] nsps [dot] us (Mrs. Comtois)  Grades 9-12, A-GAppointment Link
 agibbons [at] nsps [dot] us (Mrs. Gibbons)  Grades 9-12, H-RAppointment Link
 wpepin [at] nsps [dot] us (Mr. Pepin)  Grades 9-12, S-ZAppointment Link

 

Students who wish to make an appointment with their school counselor for a non-crisis meeting need to use the forms located above.

DO NOT use this form if you are in crisis. Please ask to see a counselor immediately. If it is after school hours, please call 911 if you are in crisis.

 

CEEB Number is 400287

 

You may follow updates from the counseling office via our website and out Twitter account @NSGuidance.


Counseling Services

Professional school counselors are trained in both education and counseling, allowing them to function as a facilitator between parents, teachers, and students in matters concerning the student’s goals, abilities and any areas needing improvement. School Counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population.

· Individual and small group counseling

· Crisis intervention counseling

· Conflict resolution and peer facilitation

· Consultation/collaboration

· Referrals

· Student Advocacy

· Advocate for individual students

· Advocate for change in the school and in the district

· Raise awareness of issues conflicting with 21st century learning


Individual Student Planning

The North Smithfield School District helps students in individual

Academic, Career, and Social/Personal planning by implementing

the Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for each student. Our ILP is

Electronic and is located at http://www.waytogori.org

 


View the NSHS Counseling Office Calendar here.  NSHS Counseling Office Calendar.

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2016-2017 NSHS School Profile.pdf652 KB
NSSD_School_Counselor_Brochure.pdf168.79 KB
2015-2016NSHSSchoolProfile.pdf510.34 KB
ASCA ethical standards.pdf74.06 KB