School Counseling Program
The mission of the Woodstock Academy's College and Career Department is to prepare all students for a lifetime of learning through providing information and activities that focus on their academic, personal, social and career needs.
The Woodstock Academy College and Career Counseling Program is founded on the belief that each student possesses intrinsic worth and is a unique and dynamic individual personally capable of personal growth and self-direction. Respectful of differences, the program assists and supports students as they begin to understand themselves, develop decision-making and problem-solving skills, and plan for the future. The Program provides a diversity of experiences suited to the individual student’s aptitudes, interests and goals while providing necessary and important information in preparing for success in further education or a career. Counseling promotes effective communication and life planning skills that help students grow into responsible adults.
Woodstock Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and by the State of Connecticut.
We believe that the confidentiality of communications between students and counselors is a critical part of the counseling relationship. The law requires written consent of the parent (or of the eligible student) before confidential student information is disclosed.Disclosure without written consent is not required:1. To a “school official” of the district, if that person has a legitimate education interest in the information. 34 C.F.R. 99.31 (a)(1).2. If a student transfers from one school district to another, records may be sent to the receiving district unless board policy requires otherwise. 34 C.F.R. 99.31 (a)(2).3. When disclosure of educational records is made to state and local educational authorities, when such disclosure is made in an audit, evaluation or compliance review of educational programs. 34 C.F.R. 99.31 (a)(3).4. Pursuant to a court order or subpoena 34 C.F.R. 99.31(a)(4).5. In health and safety emergencies 34 C.F.R. 99.31 (a)(5).