The guidance counselor provides practical assistance to students, teachers and parents throughout each student's K-8 academic career at Northpoint Christian School. Rhonda Whiting, the elementary guidance counselor, works closely with students, teachers, and parents to ensure that student needs are met. She guides students through decision-making processes that affect their future academically, socially, and spiritually.
Northpoint Christian School desires to foster, within each student, a reliance on God and guidance obtained through scripture and Christian principles. We want to support students every step of the way as they learn to understand concepts, live in harmony with others, and find God’s purpose for their lives. As needs are identified, the counselor is available for students, and she will work closely with their parents and teachers. A referral system is available to assist in identifying possible learning differences. Maintaining records and coordinating achievement testing are also a part of the guidance program.
Mrs. Whiting teaches classroom guidance classes bi-weekly in grades four through six. Areas of personal, social, and academic development are explored, and these group sessions give the counselor and students the opportunity to develop rapport. As students prepare to enter seventh grade, guidance is provided in course selection, and an emphasis is placed on principles and skills needed for success as more independence is gained.