Mariemont City School District provides counseling services for students in grades K–12. The elementary schools and junior high school have a full-time school counselor and the high school is equipped with two full-time school counselors. The counselors follow the American School Counselor Association national standards and assist students in the areas of academics, careers and personal/social concerns. In addition, the counselors regularly engage in college counseling with the students.
College and career readiness is a major aspect of the experience at Mariemont City Schools. In September 2013, the district opened the College & Career Planning Center, which offers students a dedicated college and career counselor, ACT and SAT test prep, a new Resource Center where students will have access to information and will meet with counselors and college representatives, and access to Scoir, a web-based platform that allows students to determine potential careers and assist with the college search process. For those choosing work or military, the College and Career Planning Center will provide guidance that will lead them to meaningful careers.
The school counseling program is an integral component of all aspects of our schools as it helps students be emotionally healthy and ready to learn. Counseling with students is confidential in nature; thus, school counselors respect the confidentiality of students as much as possible as they work to develop a strong trust and rapport with students. This confidentiality varies in degree depending upon the age of the child and the situation.
School Psychology Services
The district has two full-time school psychologists who provide services to students from preschool to grade 12. School psychologists help youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents and other professionals to create safe, healthy and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school and the community for all students. Services provided by school psychologists include teacher and parent collaboration, consultation with administrative staff, individual evaluation of students, short-term counseling, and program development and implementation. Both of the district school psychologists are nationally certified through the National Association of School Psychologists, and also hold state licenses through the Ohio State Board of Psychology.