School Counseling

School Counseling is one of the aspects of Rio life that can really support and enhance a student’s high school experience.  Rio has a full-time, on campus school counselor that meets regularly with students to address a variety of challenges or goals that students might have.

The four main areas that the school counseling department covers are:

1. Individual Counseling – The counselor’s office is open for any student to come and speak about anything he or she needs to. For some students they work on organization and time management skills, for others its personal or social concerns they work on.

2. Group Guidance – Rio’s counselor regularly meets in the dorms with small groups of students to discuss topics ranging from relationships, to managing emotions.

3. Guidance Lessons – At various times the school counselor will work with teachers to augment the science, religion, or  into the classroom for a short exercise or a long discussion. Topics often are integrated with the class’s topics.

4. Navigate This is a program for 9th and 10th grade students to assist students in planning for their futures. These students are assigned a staff member to be their Navigate coach. The students will meet with this staff member on a consistent basis throughout the school year. It is the goal of Navigate for students to learn the importance of working hard in classes now, understand the importance of the SAT and ACT, set goals, and thinking about their post high school plans.

We know life can seem overwhelming for students. That’s why there is someone on campus to help with the personal, social, and career aspects of life.

Please download and sign the Information Release Form and give it back to the school counselor.