Indiana Area School
724-463-8713 FAX: 724-463-0868
In each school within the Indiana Area School
District, counseling services are available to assist students and
their parents in matters relating to personal, social, educational and
vocational needs. The ultimate goal of the guidance program is to help
students learn to help themselves by making better decisions about
their lives. To accomplish this goal, school counselors are available
at the elementary, junior high and senior high levels.
Counselors consult with
school staff, talk with parents, counsel students, and work with
representatives of community agencies. More
specifically, counselors provide a variety of services, including:
By combining the efforts of home and school, students will know that everyone is working for their best interest.
The district psychologist is available to help parents and school personnel understand the uniqueness of individual students, their strengths, limitations and potential. The psychologist evaluates children experiencing problems and, when appropriate, recommends services and programs designed to meet their specific needs. Besides extensive consultation and counseling, the psychologist engages in many other activities including developing and conducting in-service programs and participating on district committees such as the building crisis teams and the student assistance program. In addition, the psychologist represents the school district on a number of community-wide initiatives and acts as a liaison to the mental health/social service agencies that support the children and families of Indiana Area School District.