• Instruction
     
    Guidance and Counseling Programs

    The System provides a guidance program for students. The Director or designee shall direct the system’s guidance program. Counseling services, as described by State law, may be performed by a qualified guidance specialist or any certificated staff member.

    The guidance program will assist students to identify career options consistent with their abilities, interests, and personal values. Students shall be encouraged to seek the help of counselors to develop specific curriculum goals that conform to the student’s career objectives. High school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to receive career-oriented information. Representatives from colleges and universities, occupational training institutions and career-oriented recruiters, including the military, may be given access to the school campus in order to provide students and parents/guardians with information.

    LEGAL REF.:

    105 ILCS 5/10-22.24a and 5/10-22.24b. 23 Ill.Admin.Code §1.420(q)

    CROSS REF.: 6:50 (School Wellness), 6:65 (Student Social and Emotional Development), 6:120 (Education of Children with Disabilities), 7:250 (Student Support Services), 7:290 (Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention)

    ADMIN. PROC.: 7:340-AP1 (School Student Records), 7:340-AP1, E1 (Notice to Parents/Guardians and Students of Their Rights Concerning a Student’s School Records), 7:340-AP1, E3 (Letter to Parents and Eligible Students Concerning Military Recruiters and Postsecondary Institutions Receiving Student Directory Information)

    Adopted June 18, 2020