Our goal is to eliminate or minimize barriers to student success so all students are college/career ready. We provide a variety of supports to ensure students’ academic, behavioral and social-emotional success in school.
The mission of the Sauk Prairie School Counseling Program is to support and enhance student achievement and accomplishment. School Counselors consult and collaborate with teachers, administrators and parents to assist students to be successful in their development: personal/social, academic and career.
The Sauk Prairie School District has school counseling programs in each of the schools. The focus at each level - elementary (grades PK-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12) - may be different but they all share a common goal. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction describes the overall state goal for school counseling as follows: "The ultimate goal of a comprehensive school counseling program is student success. The program's design, delivery, and content are dedicated to enhancing the ability of all students to fully utilize the educational opportunities available to them. The PreK-12 grade program is delivered through direct and indirect services designed to address three domains of student development: academic, personal/social, and career. Comprehensive school counseling programs are integral to the school's educational environment and partner with other academic and behavioral initiatives to effect positive changes in student achievement and behavior. Professional school counselors plan the comprehensive school counseling program and facilitate its delivery in collaboration with school administrators, other professional educators, and community members to produce measurable results. In a comprehensive program, the school counselor serves as a leader, advocate, and collaborator working to recognize and remove systemic barriers to student success. Resulting positive changes include increased student achievement, an improved graduation rate, better attendance, reduced disciplinary referrals, completed individual learning plans, and increased student participation in the community. " Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Comprehensive School Counseling Programs
Transition - The Sauk Prairie School District employs a full time Transition Coordinator as a resource to teachers and families of students with disabilities who 13 years of age and older. “Simply put, transition is helping students with disabilities and their families think about their life after high school and identify long-range goals designing the high school experience to ensure that students gain the skills and connections they need to achieve these goals. . .” - Wisconsin DPI web site .
For more information please click on the staff directory icon in the upper right hand corner and search for Transition Coordinator.
CbEL- CbEL is the acronym for Community-based Employment and Learning. It is our local 18-21 year old special education program. For more information please click on the staff directory icon in the upper right hand corner and search for Transition Coordinator.
Project SEARCH - This is another post secondary program. This effort is focused on employment within a local business partnership (Sauk Prairie Healthcare). For more information please click on the staff directory icon in the upper right hand corner and search for Transition Coordinator.