The School Counseling Program at TSBVI is focused on helping students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally, and graduate equipped to pursue meaningful and enriching lives aligned to their post-secondary interests. TSBVI utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach following the Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs. Counselors provide individual planning and responsive services to remove barriers to student success, encourage student growth, and enhance access to their educational endeavors. TSBVI’s counseling services augment the information students receive in health and physical education classes that address topics such as health and wellness, physical fitness, nutrition, drug awareness, mental health, relationships, sexual health, self esteem, and stress management. Curriculum is accessed by students during school day SEL period, evening therapeutic, and social skills groups, and/or during health or PE elective.
How are topics decided? What curriculum is used?
School counselor programs as defined by the State of Texas, require high-quality comprehensive (school-wide) programming to all students in: inter and intra personal effectiveness, personal safety, and wellness, and post-secondary planning.
TSBVI utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach and follows the Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs. Topics are determined through needs assessments given to staff, students, and families. After gathering campus-specific data, the year is planned using modified lessons from a variety of curricula, including TSBVI published materials. All utilized curriculum is evidence-based and aligns to meet students’ unique and changing needs.
Family Mental Health Resources
Below is a list of some of the curriculum resources used at TSBVI to address Social Skills Development, Building Healthy Relationships, Inter/Intra Personal Effectiveness, Conflict Resolution, Violence Prevention, Character Development, Digital Citizenship.
- Start With Hello: Adapted from Sandy Hook Promise’s Start with Hello Initiative to prevent violence through creating socially inclusive learning environments
- SAFE’s comprehensive, research-based violence prevention program
- Empowering Education SEL Curriculum
- Common Sense Media Curriculum on Digital Safety and Citizenship
- Empowered – An Activity-based Self-determination Curriculum for Visually Impaired Students
- UNHushed – Comprehensive Human Sexuality Curriculum
Required Notification Regarding Algebra II
A student is not required by state law (Texas Education Code, Section 28.025) to successfully complete Algebra II as a requirement for high school graduation.However, there are potential consequences to a student who does not successfully complete an Algebra II course. Learn more regarding Algebra II as a high school graduation requirement.
Bullying Prevention Policies and Procedures: Keeping TSBVI a Safe & Secure School
TSBVI is committed to providing an educational setting that is safe, secure, and free from bullying for all of its students and employees. We will not tolerate unlawful bullying of any type. Please report any safety concerns or bullying concerns you may have. The Safe and Supportive School Team will be notified and will investigate your concern.