Students spend time once monthly in Life Skills classes throughout each nine weeks. In these classes the counselor spends time discussing topics such as suicide awareness, teen depression, careers, making good life choices, building character, improving self-esteem, motivating responsibility and maintaining a positive culture and climate among the family at Success. The counselor also works with each group to provide students the tools necessary to resolve personal problems. The counselor is also available for small group and individual counseling sessions in which students can discuss any personal issues that may be affecting their school work as well as their lives outside of the school setting. The counselor also works with individuals in regard to their academic, social, emotional and personals concerns. The counselor stresses the importance of students gaining the tools needed to make good decisions and to begin learning the importance of being a self-advocate in preparation for the world outside of high school. Other topics covered in counseling sessions include: relationships, anger management, families, self- confidence and self-esteem. The counselor provides an open mind and an open ear for students who have often felt that no one listens or cares.
Counselor responsibilities for students in the Success Program include but are not limited to the following: