Programs and Services
I. Orientation and Enrichment Program:
This program provides students with various opportunities for personal exploration, growth, and development, which make them better persons at home, school, and in the society.
Activities: College Orientation Program; Classroom Guidance Activities; Creative Therapies; Recollection for Graduating Students; Seminars and Learning Sessions on College Success
II. Career Development Program
This program aims to guide students in making successful transition from school to their chosen career/field by providing various learning experiences and other career-related services.
Activities: Individual Career Counseling, Career Orientation, Seminar-Workshop Series for Interns
III. Health & Wellness Program
This program seeks to promote general health and wellness among the students through activities that allow participants to gain knowledge and skills on healthy living.
Activities: Seminar on Adolescent Health Issues and Perspectives; Drug Awareness Week Celebration
IV. Peer Facilitator Program
This program trains students to become advocates of a caring culture in the school community by being ready to help fellow students who might be in need of support and encouragement.
Activities: Recruitment; Basic Orientation Seminar; Trainings and Workshops
V. Psychological Testing Program
This program offers an opportunity for increased awareness and understanding of oneself through administration and interpretation of standardized and non-standardized psychological tests.
Activities: Assessment of Applicants for Student Assistantship and Study Abroad Program; Individual and Group Test Administration and Interpretation; Profiling of Student Groups
VI. Special Group Program
This program extends necessary support and guidance services designed to address the unique needs and concerns of students who belong to special populations or groups (ex. scholars, international students, transferees, sons and daughters of OFW’s, students on probation, etc.)
Activities: Midterm Performance Evaluation; Support Group Sessions; Group Guidance Activities; Cultural Tour for International Students; etc.
Counseling: Counseling allows a student to express various concerns affecting his life inside and outside school. It aims to build a helping relationship wherein the counselor works together with the individual student in facilitating adjustment and growth in many aspects of his life.
Individual Inventory: For every student, an individual folder is maintained by his assigned counselor. Each folder contains documents reflecting the student’s academic needs, personal background, psychological profile, and other relevant documents. All records are kept confidential.
Information: Various materials on topics ranging from college adjustment to finding the right jobs are made available for any student to take advantage of for. Orientations, seminars, trainings/workshops, and other relevant activities are offered for students to avail.
Follow-Up & Monitoring: Students placed on probation due to academic delinquencies receive continued assistance in improving their performance in school. This service is also extended to students who availed counseling or consultation service to check on their status and progress.
Consultation: The counselors assist students, parents, and the faculty in developing solutions to an identified problematic situation by providing an expert advice and by tapping their strengths, potentials, and available resources that can help improve the situation.
Testing: Psychological tests, such as personality and IQ tests, are commonly availed by students to help them become more aware of their strengths and areas for improvement. Students may also gain insights from the test results that can guide their career decisions and actions.
Research & Evaluation: Research and evaluation are conducted on the guidance programs, services, and staff to determine whether the desired goals are met. Research and evaluation results are also used to improve or modify the delivery of the guidance programs and services.
To learn more about the GU programs and services, and how they can help you address your concerns, please feel free to meet with any of the counselors at SACSO, room M105, or contact them through email. (Please go to ‘Staff & Contact Information’ for more details).