Counseling Services

Counselor's Mission Statement

The mission of the Cityscape Schools Counseling Services is to create and sustain an effective comprehensive counseling and guidance program that, encourages personal and social growth, promotes academic success and prepares all students for college and career readiness.


Counselor's Vision Statement

Cityscape counselors will provide a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental environment to cultivate student success as they fulfill productive leadership roles in society. Counselors will promote on environment to encourage personal and social growth, promote academic success, and prepare all students for college and career readiness. 

The School Counselor

The school counselor provides an organized, planned pathway for helping all students acquire the skills necessary for successful social, emotional and academic development. The school counselor integrates four key components while supporting student needs:

  • Instruct and assist in teaching the school counseling curriculum
  • Conduct workshops and informational sessions for parents or guardians to address the needs of the school community and to implement the school counseling curriculum
  • Train staff on state mandated guidance, like bullying prevention, suicide prevention and intervention, and child abuse
  • Serve and organize MTSS and 504 meetings
  • Assist students as they analyze and evaluate abilities, interests, skills, and achievement
  • Advise students using personal/social, academic, career, and in planning personal, educational, and occupational goals
  • Provide small group counseling or individual counseling for students expressing difficulties dealing with relationships, personal concerns, or normal developmental tasks
  • Provide counseling, comfort, and support to students and families facing crisis situations
  • Utilize referral sources to address long-term counseling concerns such as depression, anxiety, family difficulties, violence, abuse, and suicidal ideation
  • Consult with parents or guardians, colleagues, and community agencies regarding strategies to help students and families
  • Serve as student advocates

Social Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions (CASEL, 2018).
At Cityscape Schools all stakeholders work to support the development of social-emotional skills in our students by implementing SEL strategies as a part of the whole child model, during classroom instruction, and in partnership with the family to empower students to become responsible, productive and visionary members of the world community.
Social Emotional Learning

Competencies (CASEL, 2018)

The ability to accurately recognize one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior. The ability to accurately assess one’s strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset.”

  • Emotional awareness
  • Accurate self-perception
  • Recognizing strengths
  • Awareness of external supports
  • Personal responsibility

The ability to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations — effectively managing stress, controlling impulses, and motivating oneself. The ability to set and work toward personal and academic goals.

  • Goal Setting
  • Regulating Emotions
  • Ethics and Integrity

The ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms. The realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions, and a consideration of the well-being of oneself and others.

  • Safety and societal factors
  • Problem solving skills in daily academic and social situations

The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. The ability to communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed.

  • Positive communication & social skills
  • Constructive relationships
  • Conflict resolution

The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The ability to understand social and ethical norms for behavior and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.

  • Empathy
  • Social Cues
  • Social responsibility
  • Appreciation for all people and cultures