|The Guidance Program at Cape Henry Collegiate is a comprehensive program serving students, parents, and faculty in a Prekindergarten through Grade 12 educational environment. While the Guidance Department works as a team to best serve the entire Cape Henry “family,” there are distinct programs and systems unique to each school division.|
The Lower School is comprised of students in Prekindergarten through Grade 5. The Lower School Guidance Program is structured developmentally with a specific curriculum for each grade. The program moves from basic identification of feelings to more sophisticated problem solving in the upper elementary grades. The major goal of the Guidance Program is to help students identify, understand, and manage their own emotions, as these skills help students negotiate interpersonal issues in a positive and productive manner; students who are preoccupied with friendship or other challenges find it difficult to give academics their full attention.
The Middle School is comprised of students in Grades 6-8. The goal of the Middle School Guidance Program is to help students integrate Cape Henry’s core values of community, opportunity, scholarship, and integrity into their daily lives. To accomplish this goal, the guidance counselor provides a trusting and caring atmosphere to support students with academic, social, and emotional issues. In addition, the counselor helps students navigate through common Middle School issues such as organization, study skills, communication, friendships and social skills, respect for others, peer pressure, self-esteem and confidence, and developing positive habits.
The Upper School is comprised of students in Grades 9-12. The Guidance Program in the Upper School provides social and emotional support to students and their parents. In addition, the Guidance Program provides outside referrals for psychoeducational testing and mental health professionals when needed. Special guest speakers and presentations are utilized as a vehicle to provide education and awareness of the unique issues facing today’s adolescents.