School Counseling

The vision of the CREC School Counseling Program is to deliver a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate counseling program that addresses the social, emotional, and academic needs of all students.  Through collaboration, advocacy, and leadership, school counselors support equitable access and opportunity relative to college/career readiness, personal/social development, and academic advising. 




Program Overview

Secondary,
Grades 6-12


School Counseling at CREC Magnet Schools is dynamic and comprehensive. The mission of school counseling at CREC Magnet Schools is to promote developmentally appropriate social, emotional, academic, and career growth for all students. School Counselors help students to make healthy choices, build resilience, acquire a sense of personal and civic responsibility, and to develop the tangible skills and intangible character traits necessary to realize their individual goals. School Counselors support access and equity for all learners and encourage collaboration across and within our schools and community. Counselors help students work toward educational, personal/social development and career goals. Students may discuss any concerns they have about life, explore interests, reflect upon current responsibilities, develop strategies to become more effective personally and socially. School Counselors will work with students, their families, faculty members, administration and community leaders in order to maximize the opportunities available to students in CREC Magnet Schools.



Resources for Parents/Guardians at Home:

  • Naviance Login - Naviance is a college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives

  • Connecticut Career Paths -   A guide to career strategies, job advice, education, training,  wages, job descriptions and local, statewide and online resources

  • College Board - The College Board is a mission-driven organization representing over 6000 of the world's leading colleges, schools, and other educational organizations to promote college-readiness

  • PFLAG - PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.

  • US Bureau of Labor Statistics Latest Numbers - The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • College Results - College Results Online (CRO) is an interactive, user-friendly Web tool designed to provide policymakers, counselors, parents, students, and others with information about college graduation rates for nearly any four-year college or university in the country.

  • Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) - CHET is dedicated to helping Connecticut families find ways to afford college

  • Federal Student Aid Information for Parents

  • KHAN Academy -  Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving - The Hartford Foundation has a college scholarship directory with listings of scholarships available to Greater Hartford area students

  • 211 Connecticut - connects users/callers, at no cost, to critical health and human services in their community



For more information, please contact the Supervisor of Counseling/College & Career Readiness, Dr. Ashley Mazzoli, at amazzoli@crec.org or the Coordinator of College and Career Readiness, Richard Serrano, at riserrano@crec.org.
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