Counseling Center

Personnel
Mr. Pete Boudreaux 8th Grade Class Counselor Mr. Chris Redden Freshman Class Counselor Ms. Cathy Robichaux Sophomore Class Counselor, Department Chair Mrs. Shelley Reinecke Junior Class Counselor Mrs. Sherry Brouillette Senior Class Counselor, Director of College Counseling Mrs. Jennifer Thibodeaux Senior Class Counselor, College Counselor Brother Ray Hebert, S.C. Counselor and Chaplain Mrs. Laura Laney Counseling Secretary
Student Services

It is the goal of the Counseling Center to guide each student in his academic, vocational and college planning, as well as to evaluate his present progress in school. If a student encounters difficulty in the classroom or at home, whether it is poor grades, personal conflicts, or any problem he wishes to discuss, any counselor will gladly lend assistance. If, however, additional professional help is needed for a student, his parents will be consulted about referral to another specialized person or agency.

Consultation With Parents

Counselors are available to you, and you may contact your son’s counselor to schedule an appointment. In fact, we encourage your requests for our assistance in helping your son to achieve his potential. If a counselor is not available, please send an email or leave a voicemail, and the counselor will respond as soon as possible.

Special Needs

If your son has a type of disability or special condition that you feel might affect his performance in school, we urge you to let us know. Realizing that students are sometimes very self-conscious about a problem, we use great discretion in releasing this information. However, we do feel that teachers and counselors who deal directly with your son can be more effective if they are aware of your son’s special needs.

For your son’s protection, if he must use any type of medication during the school day, we ask that you send it to Mrs. Laney in the Counseling Center. You must complete and sign a consent form in order for us to dispense medication at school. These forms are available in the Counseling Center.

Testing

The Counseling Center, in conjunction with the CHS Testing Coordinator, offers a comprehensive testing program. Please see the Student Handbook for testing information. Results of standardized tests given in October and April are distributed to students, and results are provided to you through your son. If at anytime you desire to review your son’s results with a counselor, please do not hesitate to call and arrange an appointment.

College Counseling

The Counseling Center is happy to assist your son with college preparations, college selections, scholarship needs and transcript releases. Graduates of 2017 received ,021,966 (not including TOPS) in scholarships. Mrs. Brouillette and Mrs. Thibodeaux, academic and personal counselors for seniors, visit their classrooms to explain the college admissions process and assist the seniors in processing their college applications.

Disclosure Statement Regarding Confidentiality

Students received a Disclosure Statement from their grade-level counselor at the time of our initial classroom visits. The statement reads as follows:

Our primary obligation and loyalty is to you the student. Therefore, the information shared with us will be treated with the utmost respect. In general, we will tell no one of what you have confided in us. However, the ethical standards of our profession require us to disclose information to parents of minors when sharing such information may protect you or others from harm. In addition, it may be necessary to inform school officials of any intent to harm school property if such information becomes known to us through a counseling session.

Please know that sharing information from a counseling session will only be done after careful consideration, and every effort will be made to notify you in advance of our obligation and intention to disclose such information.