Guidance and counseling services are available to all students and are an integral part of each school's total educational program. The Waynesville R-VI School District uses the Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program, which is a developmental program that includes activities organized and implemented by school counselors. The program addresses the needs of all students by helping them acquire competencies in career planning and exploration, knowledge of self and others, and educational and vocational development. Additionally, the program is delivered through the following four components:
Individual Student Planning
Students will create an Individual Career and Academic Plan to assist in educational and career planning. Relevant information is given about course selection, existing programs, and career education. This service helps students achieve academic success through the development of short-term and long-range educational and career plans.
School Counseling Curriculum
Classroom presentations help students learn coping, career-planning, decision-making, and future-planning skills. Curriculum is delivered to support students' academic, career and social/emotional needs.
Individual and small group counseling, consultation, and referral. These services help students with personal goals, concerns, and educational processes.
Our Agency Counseling Directory is available for parents interested in finding outside counseling services for their student. See Mental Health Directory.
Counselors will be involved in programs that help support the school counseling department and other school programs.
WHS Programs Organized Through The Counseling Department
- 8th grade parent night
- 10th grade Career Exploration at Waynesville Career Center
- College Career Night for Juniors and Seniors
- Senior Parent Night
- Financial Aid In-service for Senior Parents
- Honor's Night - A Senior recognition program for those who have received awards and/or scholarships