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High Ability

RESOURCES (Added 3/1/24, IDOE Update):  High Ability Grant Application Early Release:  The Student Pathways & Opportunities High Ability team would like to announce the early release of the fiscal year (FY) 2025 High Ability Program Grant. The FY 2025 High…

Needs Assessments

Needs assessments inform school counselors on how to build a comprehensive school counseling program: what topics students need to learn in classroom lessons, which counseling support small groups students most need, etc. 

Group Counseling-Specific Topics

Small group counseling is an effective and efficient way to deliver tier 2 social/emotional support to students. You will have learned the basics of dynamics and techniques as part of your graduate works but working out the logistics of providing groups in the school setting can be challenging.

Workforce Ready Grant

BRIEF SUMMARY The Workforce Ready Grant, through Indiana Governor Holcomb’s Next Level Jobs Initiative, allows students to earn a certificate in Indiana’s highest demand job sectors tuition-free. Additionally, these programs typically count towards an associate degree.  The Workforce Ready Grant…

Traumatic Brain Injury

BRIEF SUMMARY Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force injures the brain.  Causes include falls, vehicle collisions, and violence. Brain trauma occurs as a consequence of a sudden acceleration or deceleration within the…


The topic of suicide, whether considered, attempted, or completed, has been stigmatized by society for many years.  Fortunately, increased awareness and support is becoming available as the reality of mental illness as a precursor is more accepted.

Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning is an educational strategy that provides students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop their employability. 


School counseling core curriculum consists of structured lessons designed to help students attain the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills appropriate for their developmental level.  The school counseling core curriculum is delivered throughout the school’s overall curriculum and is systematically presented by school counselors in collaboration with other professional educators in K-12 classroom and group activities.

Restorative Justice

Restorative justice is a  program based on respect, responsibility, relationship-building and relationship-repairing.  It focuses on mediation and agreement rather than punishment. It aims to keep kids in school and to create a safe environment where learning can flourish.