The Dripping Springs ISD Counseling Program strives to be comprehensive in scope, preventative in design, developmental in nature, and an integral part of the total educational program for students to participate in a global society as responsible citizens.
As a recommendation of the 2010-2011 Counseling Program Review which was accepted by the Board of Trustees on March 24, 2011, the district is forming a committee of shared representation to guide the DSISD Counseling Program. The DSISD Counseling Advisory Team (CAT) is responsible for overseeing and supporting the district's pre-kindergarten to grade 12 counseling program.
CAT members include parents, district staff, and district administrators who advocate for the counseling program on each campus. The team meets four times a year to discuss a variety of topics, such as implementation of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) program model, parenting programs, character education, crisis intervention, communication needs, career awareness, college preparation, and more. Sub-committees on special issues may need to meet more frequently to gather information or prepare presentations for the larger group.
The partnership between home and school is integral to a quality education. If you are interested in participating with this important team, please complete the Application for Committee Appointment.