Sacred Heart School has a full-time Counselor. The School Counselor’s primary role is to provide support for our students so that they can be successful academically and socially.
A comprehensive, developmental school counseling program, which includes individual and small group counseling for students, classroom guidance lessons and consultation with teachers, parents, administrators and community resources, is provided for all grade levels.
The School Counselor coordinates Speech & Language services, Title I services, and Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services through the School District of Palm Beach County for students with special needs. Students who struggle academically are brought to the School Counselor’s attention by teachers, and procedures set forth by the Diocese of Palm Beach are followed to ensure that struggling students get the help that they need. The School Counselor works closely with the Cathleen McFarlane Ross Learning Lab Teachers, Diocesan Psychologist, School District of Palm Beach County, and teachers to facilitate the extra help for struggling students. At times, students may need a psychological-educational evaluation to determine learning differences. The School Counselor reviews the psychologist’s extensive report, creates an Accommodations Plan, and communicates the student’s needs to his/her teachers.
Annual standardized testing (Iowa Assessment) for grades 2 through 8 is also supervised by the School Counselor.