School Counseling Philosophy

The Franklin Regional School District school counseling program is a comprehensive and integral part of the overall educational program.  The counseling program offers research-based and relevant opportunities to students K-12 to develop the academic, career, and social-personal skills necessary to become competent adults.

The components of the FRSD counseling program are based on developmental benchmarks, identified student needs, the American School Counseling Association Standards and the PA Career Education Standards and the district mission statement.  The program is a cooperative plan involving students, parents, teachers, the professional staff, and community supports. The counselor is the facilitator, working directly for the benefit of the students and serving as a resource person for parents, teachers, and administrators in helping students meet their developmental needs.

Proactive and responsive, the program services all students through classroom activities, small group work, and individual counseling.  Additionally, crisis intervention and supports are provided to students and families through the SAFE Program (the Student Assistance Program).