Tel: (915) 230-2381
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Counseling, Advising, and College Readiness Services
We will treat, serve, and respect all students solely by name and individual need.
The mission of El Paso Independent School District's Counseling, Advising, and College Readiness Services is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of all students. School counselors are professional school advocates who enhance and maximize student potential and academic achievement. In partnership with other educators, parents or guardians, and the community, school counselors facilitate the support system to ensure all students in the El Paso Independent School District have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.
New Student Information
EPISD professional school counselors are certified/licensed educators trained in school counseling with unique qualifications to address all students’ academic, personal/social and career development needs. School counselors implement school counseling programs that promote and enhance student achievement. They provide direct services to students to help them manage academic and social needs and to support efforts of teachers and parents in promoting self-confidence, academic readiness, social and interpersonal sensitivity and skills, and awareness of academic and future career opportunities.
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Counselors are student advocates. They can help to:
- resolve scheduling conflicts or problems
- review transcript information
- make the correct subject choices
- assist in creating stronger teacher-student relationships
- listen to your personal concerns or problems
- provide college information
- guide students to available college scholarships and financial aid
- provide career choice opportunities
- give information about community resources to address concerns
Students and their parents are encouraged to talk with their school counselor about school-related issues, academic concerns, course offerings, school programs, testing requirements, graduation requirements, graduation plans, and the guidance curriculum.