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Counseling

Our Mission

The mission of the School Counseling Program of Chesterfield County Public Schools is to empower all students to become productive and contributing members of society. In partnership with families, staff members and the community, school counselors provide a developmental program that addresses the academic, personal/social and career development of students.

Programs & Services

Academic Records (Transcripts)

Transcript Request Process for Current Students

Current Seniors who need to request a transcript can do so through Parchment. Students must submit a Parchment Transcript Release form signed by a parent, legal guardian or the student (if they are 18) to the Main Counseling Office. 

Once the Transcript Release Form is signed and submitted to the School Counseling Office, students will be given a Parchment registration code. Seniors can click on the button below to begin setting up their Parchment accounts once they have received their code.

Please note there are NO FEES for transcripts ordered through Parchment for current seniors.

Parchment Transcript

Transcript Requests for Alumni

Alumni can also request transcripts using Parchment. Please click the above link to set up an account or enter your account information. There is a charge for alumni transcripts. You may also visit the CCPS website below for more information about this process

Alumni Only Ordering a High School Transcript

School Counseling Programs:

Counseling programs, activities, and services are offered to support students in achieving academic success. Counselors assist teachers and school administrators in the identification of students’ academic needs and help determine appropriate strategies to maximize learning.

Written notification, at least annually, will be sent to parents about the academic, career, and personal/social school counseling programs which are available to their children. The notification shall include the purpose and general description of the programs, information regarding ways parents may review materials to be used in school counseling programs at their child’s school, and information about the procedure by which parents may limit their child’s participation in such programs.

School counselors are prohibited from using counseling techniques which are beyond the scope of the professional certification or training of counselors, including hypnosis or other psychotherapeutic techniques that are normally employed in medical or clinical settings and focus on mental illness or psycho-pathology.

Records of an ongoing, structured, personal/social counseling with a student shall be kept confidential and separate from a student’s educational records and not disclosed to third-parties without prior parental consent or as otherwise provided by law. Parents may request to review this confidential record by contacting the school counselor. The counselor will make the records available within five (5) working days.

Parents may elect in writing to have their child not participate (opt out) in classroom counseling lessons.

Beyond the general services offered as described above, the Cosby School Counseling Department offers a number of other services and programs, e.g. College Night, financial aid workshops, orientations, and student scheduling. The department also coordinates all mandated testing, sends transcripts, and coordinates award assemblies with the administration.

School Counseling Services:

The purpose of school counseling is to build skills for academic, career and personal/social development. School counseling in Chesterfield County Public Schools is a planned, sequential program of services that is comprehensive in scope and developmental in nature.

Academic counseling helps students and parents learn about curriculum choices, plan an appropriate program of studies, arrange and interpret academic testing and seek postsecondary academic opportunities.

Career counseling helps students acquire information and plan for work, jobs, apprenticeships and postsecondary education and career opportunities.

Personal or social counseling helps students develop an understanding of themselves and the rights and needs of others, resolve conflict and define individual goals that reflect their interests, abilities and aptitudes. Such counseling may be provided in groups in which generic issues of social development are addressed or through structured individual or small group counseling sessions that focus on specific student concerns (for example, divorce, anxiety or aggressive behavior).

 

Documents & Forms

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