COUNSELING

Contact: Dennis Kajikawa
Educational Specialist

Phone: 735-6225 Fax: 733-9890

The basis of the school counseling program is derived from Hawaii Board of Education Policy 2130 (Revised 10/70) which in part states,

"All Department of Education schools shall provide a program of guidance, counseling, and related services as necessary for the academic, personal, social, and career development of each student. The program shall meet the common needs of all students as well as the unique needs of special populations.

The goals of this program are to help students 1) acquire attitudes, skills, and knowledge that contribute to effective learning; 2) develop personal and interpersonal relationship skills to function independently and relate effectively with others; and 3) understand the world of work and its relationship to education and essential life skills."

To provide these services, Hawaii public schools purchased the following positions to provide school counseling services to students: School Counselors, High Risk Counselors, and Career College Counselors.

Counselors in Hawaii public schools provide a comprehensive school counseling program to all students which at times mirror the ASCA National Model. In addition, these dedicated counselors are involved with and very active the following national organizations: American School Counseling Association (ASCA) and the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC).

The NACAC College Fair is evidence of counselors' dedication to students as they volunteer their time and energy to organize and conduct the college fair for Hawaii's students at no cost to the students.