Hanson Memorial Counseling Department

The Counseling Department at Hanson offers students the resources and tools necessary to grow in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development, spiritual well-being, and career planning. 

Services offered:

  • Classroom Guidance: In-class lessons given to students on common topics, such as:
    • Academic skills support
    • Organizational, study and test-taking skills
    • Post-secondary planning and application process
    • Career planning
    • Education in understanding self and others
    • Coping strategies
    • Peer relationships and effective social skills
    • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict resolution and study skills
    • Career awareness and the world of work
    • Substance abuse education
    • Multicultural/diversity awareness
  • Individual Student Planning
    • Goal setting
    • Academic plans
    • Career plans
    • Problem solving
    • Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
    • Transition plans
  • Responsive Services
    • Individual and small-group counseling
    • Individual/family/school crisis intervention
    • Peer mediation
    • Consultation/collaboration
    • Referrals
  • Resources regarding TOPS, scholarships, and financial aid
  • Administering and offering interpretation of test scores (i.e., ACT, PSAT, ASVAB, ACT Aspire)
  • Academic advising regarding course scheduling in regards to graduation requirements and post-secondary plans