The Christian Academy of Knoxville High School Counseling Department seeks to help students reach their potential as “God’s Workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for (them) to do” (Eph. 2:10). This is done in partnership with parents, within a Biblical worldview, and using the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) guidelines as a framework.
The following three domains are addressed through the School Counseling Office:
Academic Counseling begins with meetings designed to prepare eighth grade students and their parents for the high school experience and to develop an individualized four year high school plan. These plans are updated each year by students with parent approval to accommodate new interests and classes. Counselors facilitate parent-teacher conferences upon request. Test administration of the PreACT and PSAT is also handled through this office, and information regarding registering and preparing for the ACT and SAT is also available.
Career Counseling also originates through the school counseling office. The results of the 8th grade career test (Kuder) come to the high school with the students. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is offered to 10th grade students the same day as the PreACT. Speakers are invited to classrooms during the year to address how their career makes use of the subject areas being taught in high school and to further expose students to the world of work.
Personal/Social/Spiritual Counseling addresses a variety of issues in both individual and classroom settings. Requests for a conference may be initiated by the student, parent, teacher, or counselor. A referral list of local area counselors is available for those needing longer term counseling.
Barbara Houser, Counseling Administrative Assistant, Ext. 130; firstname.lastname@example.org