Our full-time counselor, Laura Smestad, is available for academic, personal, and social counseling either individually or in groups.
Counseling lessons are presented to students monthly and are coordinated to enhance growth and healthy emotional development. Examples of topics covered include self-esteem, coping skills, empathy/bullying, conflict resolution, career awareness, and communication.
Parents have access to the counselor and are encouraged to consult throughout the year.
The counselor also coordinates speech therapy services through Orleans Parish School Board.
The department assists 7th grade students and their families with the high school admission process.