The goal of the Windham High School School and College Counseling Department (SCC) is to facilitate learning, so that every student can extract the greatest gains from the Windham High School program of studies and to transfer those gains to their post-secondary endeavors.
The specific services offered by the SCC Department include course programming, individual counseling, college and vocational counseling, and the identification and resolution of personal problems - are all part of an integrated comprehensive school counseling program which is proactive in nature. With our society undergoing a drastic transformation that has been both stimulated and magnified by the ever-increasing pace of technological advances, we are faced with issues whose solutions will require flexible and adaptive problem-solving skills. We aim not only to help our students develop the capacity to adapt to change, but to be prepared to plan, order and direct that change.
The comprehensive school counseling program includes sequential activities, which are developmentally appropriate for each grade level. These activities are organized and implemented by certified school counselors in collaboration with teachers, administrators, students, parents and other community members, and are directed at facilitating students' academic, career and personal/social development. The program, designed to systematically assist all students in our school, focuses upon helping students acquire the knowledge and competencies needed to develop problem solving skills, interpersonal effectiveness, decision making, and goal setting and planning skills. We seek to have our students, with the right skills and the appropriate motivation, ready to make the successful transitions essential to the competitive workplace of the 21st century.
The SCC Department strongly encourages parents to be as active in their child's education as possible. Review their homework and ask questions about how school is going. Progress reports are issued periodically, and are mailed home. Report cards are mailed home to parents/guardians at the end of each quarter. Parents and students should use these documents carefully as a springboard for discussions about future goals and aspirations.
If a parent or guardian has any questions about a class, the best source to call for answers is the teacher of the specific class. You can contact a teacher by telephone 860-465-2460 or by email. Email addresses are posted on the WHS web site's Staff Directory Please feel free to call the SCC Department at 860-465-2470 if you need assistance in communicating with a teacher. When issues arise that you feel may influence your student's performance at school, please let us know. We will be discreet and confidential with our dealings with all your child's teachers, especially as they pertain to sensitive issues. If you think we can be of help, please do not hesitate to call. If we are not able to provide direct assistance, we may be able to direct you to those who can.