STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Student Support Services (SSS) Mission Statement

 

The Student Support Services Team of Choice Educational Academy provides developmental and systematic support for all students to ensure their academic, career, and personal/social success, and participation in the broader community. Our SSS  program is proactive and preventative. Through continuous service delivery, we prepare individuals today, while simultaneously providing visions for tomorrow.

Working together, the academic tutors, speech language pathologists, counselors, and learning specialists make up the Student Support Services Group (SSS). The group formed from a mutual need for communication, support, and program development. The group works with parents, students, faculty, and staff to provide education, information, and resources. SSS proactively provides education on a variety to topics, in addition, the group responds to crises affecting the community.

With an eye toward the development of preschool-Grade 12 health support and education, the group works collaboratively to identify areas of need and the resources necessary to fill such needs. SSS serves as a means of communication between faculty, staff, parents, students and administration. SSS members serve as support and resources to the individual divisions and support personnel.

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Student Support Services at CEA

 

  • Consists of the academic tutors, learning specialists, speech language pathologists, and the counselors

  • Aims to assist students requiring help

  • Strives to maintain confidentiality in all forms, including electronic and written communication, conferences and phone conversations as outlined in the Student Support Services at CEA handbook

  • Serves the student resource teams in the appropriate divisions and seeks out the advice of these teams when necessary

  • Addresses many health, learning, and counseling issues

  • Provides referrals to outside resources including therapists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, academic tutors, and/or organizational tutors when situations arise beyond the capabilities of the student support position

  • Examines educational and psychological testing and assists families

  • Meets regularly to address the physical, mental, social and educational needs of the school community

  • Develops the Health and Wellness program by writing curriculum, teaching Life Skills classes, arranging appropriate speakers, and providing written supportive materials

Children with Special Needs

The counselors in our school include social work and school counseling. School counselors offer the following core services:

  • individual and group counseling

  • conflict resolution, life transition counseling, and assistance with cultural adjustments

  • teach grade appropriate health and life skills classes addressing topics such as social, emotional, and physical development

  • support teachers in working with students and families

  • educate students, parents and faculty about mental health concerns

  • act as a student advocate

  • provides monthly classes on adolescent health and wellness topics

  • oversees student safety and well being

  • oversees study and social program

  • trained medical technicians

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