• Parents and teachers may refer students to the counselor or the nurse, and these departments can work with HISD and appropriate agencies to offer support and guidance to parents and students.   
     
    In the event of an emergency, please contact Nurse Fullmer, or Dr. Fovargue at 713-942-1460.
      
    Additional Contact Information: 
     
    Psychological Services at HISD (713-696-6430)
    Crisis Intervention Hotline of Houston (713-228-1505)
    Counseling & Guidance (713-556-7240)
    Teen Hotline (713-529-8336)/Spanish (available MWF 6PM-10PM) (713-526-8088)
     

    If a student or parent is in a crisis/emergency situation, there are two avenues to connect with a trained crisis counselor:

     1) Call: 713-556-1340

     2) Text: "talk" to 741-741

    The automated service will connect the student or parent with a crisis counselor. (Note: This option is a 24/7, 365 emergency resource.)

    On Campus Support Methodologies 

      
    Individual Support involves meeting with the student to help deal with and work through a problem that is bothering the student and/or adversely affecting the student’s learning. It offers needed support to guide the child through a problem area. There is a wide variance in the purpose of one on one conferencing in order to meet the various needs of the child.
      
    The needs of each child can vary from:
    • an outlet to talk/vent in order to think things through,
    • to the benefit received from a caring counselor/child friendship,
    • to the support shared in the dealing with a difficult situation that the child cannot change,
    • to the assistance given to the child in creating a plan for things they cannot change,
    • to help in strengthening needed skills for success.
     Classroom Guidance consists of structured lessons designed to help students achieve the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge and skills appropriate for their developmental level. The school guidance curriculum is delivered throughout the school's overall curriculum and is taught through the IB Learner Profile and IB Attitudes. The classroom lessons taught will be designed to support the classroom teachers in implementing the Learner Profiles and Attitudes.  Below is a list of topics that will be addressed:
     
    ·         Respect                                               
     
    ·         Tolerance                                             
     
    ·         Empathy
     
    ·         Caring
     
    ·         Open-Mindedness
     
    ·         Reflecting
     
    ·         Listening/Communication
     
    ·         Bullying
     
    ·         Test Strategies