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Counseling and Mental Health Program

What is school-based counseling?
School-based counseling focuses on 3 areas that promote mindsets and behaviors to enhance the learning process and create a culture of college and career readiness for all students. The 3 areas are as follows:
  • Academic: Strategies and activities to support and maximize each student’s ability to learn
  • College and Career: Guide students to 1) understand the connection between school and the world of work and 2) plan for and make a successful transition from school to postsecondary education and/or the world of work and from job to job across the life span
  • Social-Emotional: Support students to manage emotions and to learn to apply interpersonal skills
How can school counseling help me?
El Monte City School District's school counseling program can help ALL students:
  • Manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills
  • Apply academic achievement strategies through goal setting approach
  • Strengthens self-esteem, builds confidence, and cultivates student empowerment
Social-Emotional Learning Focused, but what is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)?
"SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions."