The counseling department of the CCS attempts to help all children get the most out of school. It is our hope that parents and students feel free to use these services.
Guidance services include the following:
- Counseling students in academic and personal matters
- Limited testing of students for diagnostic, placement, and counseling purposes
- Identify cases that require individual attention both on academic and emotional level through observation and evaluation.
- Referral of students and families for outside-of-school counseling services
- Consulting with parents/guarding, teachers, and administrations on student related issues
The guidance department is a way becomes the heart of the school by helping create a safe environment where students can learn. The department works in designing intervention to enhance our students’ success in his/her academic life; helps students learn anger management, and conflict resolution skills; support teachers when situations arise in school’s environment. It is also important that we help our parents, teachers, and administrators in learning how to best meet the needs of our students.
As a CCS student, one of the most deeply rewarding experiences is sharing one’s time, skills, and knowledge with others through community service. It is an important aspect of our community that all our students understand the importance of serving others, therefore all our students will be involve in certain activities during the school year where they will practice giving and sharing.
At CCS we believe field trips matter! Research has shown that field trips can be remembered long after a visit, can influence career choice, can increase interest and engagement in any subject regardless of prior interest in a topic, and result in affective gains such as more positive feelings toward a topic. Field trips give students educational experiences away from their regular school environment and can “deepen and enhance” classroom study .
Students at CCS will participate of at least two field trips every year.
Popular field trip sites include zoos, nature centers, community agencies such as fire stations, local businesses and museums. Not only do field trips provide alternative educational opportunities for children, they can also benefit the community if they include some type of community service.
During each school year, our 5th through 8th grade students will attend a one-day retreat. The purpose of this retreat is to affirm the Christian foundation of our school and provide an opportunity for students and teachers to bond more closely as a community. At each time away, students participate in team-building activities, recreational activities, and Bible studies. These retreats are lead by MotivateRD. For more information visit www.motivaterd.com