The counseling in our school is available to help students, parents, and teachers develop positive learning experiences. The program consists of a variety of services and activities, including individual and group counseling, parent and teacher consultation, group guidance, information services, referral assistance to other programs and services in the community, and student assessment.
The school counselor is responsible for developing, scheduling, and evaluating services of the program and is assisted by the Counseling Advisory Committee and the school principal. Primary services of the school counselor provide direct assistance to the students in the school. For this reason, a major portions of the counselor's day consists of services for students. Parent and teacher consultations are usually scheduled in the early morning before classes or during after-school hours.
The counselor is a licensed professional with preparation in human development, learning theory, counselling and consulting, test and measurement, career development, research, and other areas appropriate to the practice of counseling in a school. The counselor's office is located in the school, and appointments can be scheduled by calling 409-761-6112, emailing Lessie_Waite@gisd.org, or writing to school at Galveston Early College HS, 4116 Ave N 1/2, Galveston, Texas 77550