Lakeland Central School District
School Counseling | Guidance Department

Dear Students, Families, Staff, and Community Members of the Lakeland CSD,

Welcome to your School Counseling | Guidance Department webpage.  Our goal is to provide a comprehensive site that serves as a resource for your family as you navigate the middle and high school years.  We begin the 2018/19 school year embarking on a 3-Year Strategic Plan, bringing a 21st Century approach to our department.  This plan will focus on three distinct areas: 1- comprehensive school counseling program that follows American School Counselor Association (ASCA) national model; 2- develop and implement a college and career | post-secondary program by developing a 6-12 curriculum and; 3- perform a comprehensive review of district & building policies & procedures, to include social media, technology, family & community engagement.

Please take a moment to scroll down to view our Google Calendar, Twitter feed, and Vision Statement and thank you for visiting our web page. We look forward to working with all our families during these exciting and memorable years.

Frank Accetta, District Director of Guidance and CounselingFrank Accetta, District Director of Guidance and Counseling
Lucy Schuka, Secretary to District Director of Guidance and Counseling

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Our Vision The Lakeland CSD School Counseling | Guidance Department’s school counseling program will work in partnership with all stakeholders to ensure every student has equal access to academic, career and personal/social skills to reach their fullest educational potential. All students must believe they belong in our academic community, they can succeed, their ability and competence grows with effort, and the work they do in school has value to them. Today, students hold more computing power in the palm of their hands than the first astronauts had in their spacecraft’s. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist using technologies that haven't been invented in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems. Our local and national economy and social well-being is dependent upon having a workforce prepared to innovate and address these problems; therefore, we must prepare our students to be to be adaptable, critical thinkers with a strong foundation in collaboration, problem spotters & solvers, and grit as they become contributing members of our society.

The Role of a School Counselor School Counselors address students’ academic, career and social/emotional development in addition to balancing delivery methods, recognizing that students learn in multiple ways. We have the unique responsibility of advocating for all students and provide support in a variety of ways through Direct Student Services, which includes the delivery of our school counseling curriculum (instruction & group activities), individual student planning, and responsive services for counseling & crisis situations. Additionally, we provide Indirect Student Services, which includes consultation with parents, teachers, other educators & community organizations, collaboration with other educators, parents and the community, and referrals to school or community resources.