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Counseling Program

Provide school counseling for Native American students’ K-12 in the Ignacio/Bayfield School Districts as requested by parents, counselors or other agency referrals. We also provide school counseling/support for Southern Ute students outside of Ignacio/Bayfield as requested by parent, counselor or other agencies to assist in assuring services are available and provided.

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Services include meeting with students and/or parents, providing social/emotional support, and reviewing transcripts, and credits. Attending IEP’s (Individual Education Plan), re-entry meetings and other school meetings as requested by the parent/guardian is another service. Dropout prevention/school relevancy is a part of the counselor’s position. We are also responsible for approving home-school, on-line or non-traditional high school curriculum to ensure the diploma is academically sufficient.