The National Model for School Counseling Programs (American School Counselor Association) guides the school counseling program at Hickory Ridge High School. Personal/social development is one of several strands in the national model. HRHS counselors believe that optimal personal/social development is rooted in healthy relationships, both with the self and others. By the time students enter high school, a lot of their foundational personal and social development is behind them, yet high school continues to provide rich opportunities for testing and continuing to define oneself. The school counseling program is designed to support students in the process of strengthening a healthy sense of self, practicing good interpersonal skills, and (when necessary) safely exploring and/or resolving issues that impact identity and well-being.
The HRHS Student Services Department is a safe space for all students. It is a place where any student can come to get information or support. If a staff member you are seeking is not available when you need them and it is an emergency, please be sure to notify anyone in the Student Services Department or HRHS Administration so that person or an appropriate substitute can be immediately located for you.