ABOUT US

  • One lit light bulb surrounded by unlit lightbulbs Philosophy Statement

    The Brewster High School Student Services Department adheres to the philosophy that all students can be successful and that a school counseling program is an essential and integral part of our high school’s overall education process.  It is our belief that a school counseling program should be provided to all students regardless of ethnicity, sex, ability, achievements or aspirations; every individual is important and to be respected for his or her individual differences.  Academic, career, personal and social, and community involvement skills are the knowledge that students need for success.  The Student Services Department seeks to develop students who are prepared to make healthy life choices, be responsible for themselves, to have a strong capacity for resiliency, a strong sense of self, and compassion and empathy for others in the face of diverse life issues.

     

    Brewster CSD Counseling Plan

    Student Services Fact Sheet 2018-2019

    Brewster High School Profile 2018-2019


  • Our Mission

    Man standing on water's edge The mission of the Brewster High School Student Services Department is to support and enhance the academic, college and career, and social and emotional development of each student by working in concert with the greater school community inclusive of teachers, administrators, staff, and parents. Mirroring the mission of the BCSD, we seek to create a culture that embraces the whole child, challenges children’s abilities, values diversity, incorporates relevant technology, and engages in a Professional Learning Community that strives to rigorously evaluate its effectiveness on student learning. The Brewster High School Counseling Department adheres to the philosophy that all students can be successful and that a school counseling program is an essential and integral part of our high school’s overall education process. It is our belief that a school counseling program should be provided to all students regardless of ethnicity, sex, ability, achievements or aspirations; every individual is important and to be respected for his or her individual differences, and acknowledged and appreciated for his or her individual strengths.

  • Department Goals

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    1. By June 2020, 50% of 9th and 10th grade students will improve their self-reported time management, organizational and study skills by .5 points on a self-rating scale. 

    2. By June 2020, 75% of the 9th-grade students will complete a strengths explorer and be able to identify 1 college or career goal connected to their personal strengths.

    3. By June 2020, 75% of the 10th-grade students will complete a cluster finder and will be able to identify 3 careers that connect to their personal strengths.

    4. By June 2020, 75% of the 11th-grade students will be able to identify 3 colleges that offer a major that connects to their stated career goal or cluster of interest.

    5. By June 2020, 95% of 9-12 students will be able to identify 2 adults in the building as resources or sources of support, including one member of the student services office.

    6. By June 2020, 25% of students who missed 18+ days during the previous school year will improve their attendance by 5%.