Appleton East High School offers a Comprehensive School Counseling Program for every student in grades 9-12. East's program is based on standards by the American School Counseling Association, the Wisconsin School Counseling Association and the National Standards for Career Development.
School Counseling is an integral part of any modern educational system. Services include gathering and providing the student with cumulative evidence about his/her abilities, interests, growth, development, and limitations.
Counseling sessions are provided to aid in placement and adjustment in curricular, co-curricular, and community activities. Referral information and contact with other agencies are made when appropriate. It is the responsibility of each student to seek the aid and assistance of the guidance department for their own situations and circumstances. Make your needs known to your counselor.
Student Service professionals facilitate healthy relationships, promote emotional intelligence, and help students solve problems peacefully. Professionals in the Student Services Office help all students become responsible, self-motivated citizens who are prepared for the challenges of a rapidly changing society.
Specialists available are the school psychologist, school social worker, the school nurse, at-risk program coordinator, talented and gifted (TAG) program coordinator, school-age parent program coordinator, SAP coordinator, and hearing impaired interpreter.
Staff is also available for students with learning disabilities (LD), emotional disabilities (ED), and cognitive disabilities (CD). Students who wish to use the services of one or more of these specialists should contact his/her school counselor. All of the services are free of charge.