“When school counseling is organized and implemented as a program, it places school counselors at the center of education, making it possible for them to contribute directly and substantially to their local school and district.” – Dr. Norm Gysbers
What Do We Do?
In Granite School District schools:
- Comprehensive Counseling is our programmatic structure.
- College and Career Readiness (CCR) is our content emphasis.
- Using data to ensure equity, access, and opportunity strengthens our mission.
- Reaching every student through individual CCR planning , responsive services for dropout prevention, and collaborative classroom instruction is our work.
Granite School District is celebrating 27 years of comprehensive school counseling program implementation.
A little bit of history . . .
- In 1988, the Utah State Board of Education launched an ambitious initiative to restructure the state’s public secondary school counseling and guidance services based on a program model developed by Dr. Norman Gysbers, University of Missouri, Columbia.
- GSD secondary schools were among the first, state-wide, to come on board.
- GSD’s Board of Education adopted the comprehensive program model in 1992.
How Do We Help?
Granite School District wants all students to commit to graduate from high school college, career and life ready. Graduating from high school is a great achievement, a milestone in anyone’s life. However, high school graduation is just a stepping stone to the rest of life. Students will leave Granite District ready for college, career and life. Regardless of the route taken to a career, all need some of the very same skills to be successful.
Granite School District’s (GSD) College and Career Readiness (CCR) Department is all about helping students to be ready for that next step — whatever it might be. Getting students ready for college and career is an integral part of GSD’s culture. In addition to the academic rigor of our classrooms, school counselors provide activities and events that spark imagination and provide assistance — individual planning meetings with students and parents, classroom or school wide lessons, supporting PBIS, college days, career days, Reality Town, workshops and more.
In addition, helping students to explore all of the options and opportunities in preparation for their future is a top priority. The Student Planning Guide provides information to help students be successful in high school and beyond.