Guidance

 

School Counselor: 

Jakob Rosengrant, MS School Counseling

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203-336-9999, ext 211

 

What is the role of a School Counselor?

School counselors are certified/ licensed educators with a minimum of a master’s degree in school counseling, making them uniquely qualified to address all students’ academic, career and social/emotional development needs by designing, implementing, evaluating and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success. They uphold the ethical and professional standards of American School Counseling Association (ASCA) and other applicable professional counseling associations and promote the development of the school counseling program. 

 

For more information on the ASCA National Model, visit https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors-members/asca-national-model

 

School Counseling Mission Statement: 

The Bridge Academy School Counseling Program is designed to assist all students reach their individual potential academically, personally/socially, and vocationally while adhering to the mission statement of The Bridge Academy, that reads, “All members of The Bridge Academy community listen to and communicate with each other, are able to respond to diverse needs, and give the consistent effort necessary for personal and academic growth”    

 

Qualifications:

Mr. Rosengrant received his Master of Science Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) while graduating as a member of Chi Sigma Iota, the International Honor Society of the Counseling profession. Within the SCSU School Counseling program, Mr. Rosengrant completed a full academic year (ten months) long internship working with and learning from five certified school counselors. The final piece of the SCSU program is passing the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE) which holds the university’s program accountable to meet and exceed national standards across a variety of courses. 

 

During the school year, Mr. Rosengrant will be implementing a school counseling program that integrates aspects of academic, personal/social and emotional development. Each student has a personal Student Success Plan (SSP) that will be tracked and documented on Naviance. Below is an outline of some of the topics covered within each student’s SSP by grade level. Please contact me with any questions you may have on your student’s progress or about signing you up for Naviance so that you can log in and track their progress from home!

  

Grade 7:

  • Goal Creation & Development
  • Career Exploration
  • Academic and Life Skills 

 

Grade 8:

  • Goal Creation & Development
  • Naviance “Career Cluster Finder”
  • Academic and Life Skills 

 

Grade 9:

  • Goal Setting & Review
  • Naviance “Career Interest Profiler”
  • Resume Building
  • Academic and Life Skills

Grade 10:

  • Goal Setting & Review
  • Naviance “Do What You Are”
  • Intro to CollegeBoard.org
  • College/Career Exploration

Grade 11:

  • Goal Setting & Review
  • PSAT Review/College Board & Naviance 
  • Intro to college application process
  • Individual Parent/Student Portfolio Session
  • SAT/ACT Registration

Grade 12:

  • Goal Setting & Review
  • Post-Secondary and College/Career Planning
  • Individual Senior Portfolio Session
  • SAT/ACT Registration
  • Senior Graduation Survey