The School Guidance & School Counseling Program at Metuchen High School emphasizes the development of personalized student learning plans by creating opportunities for students to explore and deepen college and career knowledge and skills necessary for academic planning and goal setting. The school counselor assists students in creating college and career pathways to promote full implementation of personal goals.
Guidance and counseling are intended to assist individuals in the understanding of self, in making choices that are individually satisfying and socially effective, and in trying out these choices in real life situations. Our program focuses on the following areas:
1) Developing initiative, responsibility, and self-direction
2) Recognizing, understanding, and solving problems
3) Developing the ability to choose goals and to make decisions wisely
4) Exploring the students’ feelings and capabilities for increased awareness