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Beacon High School Student Resources

 

CLINICAL SERVICES

Every student is scheduled for weekly individual therapy and clinicians are available as needed throughout the day.  Clinical services at BHS have a strength-based, trauma informed, collaborative problem solving approach with an emphasis on emotional regulation with each student developing their inner resources through particular coping strategies and understanding how to manage their emotions.

Major clinical models are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  Emphasis is on the development of effective coping skills to help manage difficult emotions, understand how one thinks and how this affects how one feels, decrease interfering behaviors, expanding positive feeling choices and developing areas of strength to build self esteem.

All students also participate in weekly clinical groups designed to address specific interests as well as areas of growth.  Samples of groups include:

GUIDANCE SERVICES

WELLNESS ACTIVITIES

STUDENT CLUBS

Beacon offers a variety of student clubs and activities during non-academic times. These activities allow students a chance to explore and expand interests, develop relationships and promote community within and beyond Beacon High School. Examples of Clubs include:

AFTER SCHOOL OUTINGS

            Once a month, on Friday afternoons, staff arrange and chaperone a student recreational activity.  Examples include Canoe and Kayak trips, snow tubing, skating, rock climbing, bowling and pizza, and movies. 

TRANSTION PLANNING

At the end of a student’s junior year they begin meeting weekly with their guidance counselor and continue this throughout the final year of high school. Younger students also participate in Guidance Curriculum throughout the year and access the guidance department regularly to schedule appointments and begin planning.