School Adjustment Counseling


Springfield International Charter School provides a comprehensive school counseling program (K-12) that promotes academic, college/career, and social/emotional growth for all students.

Effective school counseling programs are a collaborative effort between the school counselor, families, community stakeholders and other educators to create an environment resulting in a positive impact on student achievement. Education professionals, including school counselors, value and respond to the diversity and individual differences in our societies and communities in culturally sensitive and responsive ways.  We are committed to ensuring that students are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to be effective and responsible citizens, productive workers, and life-long learners as members of a changing society.  School counselors focus their skills, time and energy on direct and indirect services to students.

Direct Services With Students

Direct services are face-to-face interactions between school counselors and students and include the following:

·        School counseling core curriculum

·        Individual student planning

·        Responsive services

·        Short-term individual counseling

·        Small group counseling

·        Indirect Services for Students

Indirect services are provided on behalf of students because of the school counselors’ interactions with others including:

·        Referrals for additional assistance

·        Consultation and collaboration with families, teachers, other educators and community organizations

·        Other activities that fall in line with the appropriate duties of a school counselor

The following programs also fall under the School Counseling and Clinical Services Department:

·        Social-Emotional Learning

·        McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance

·        Home/Hospital Instruction and Re-Entry

·        Community Counseling Information

·        Family Resources

For more information about Social Emotional Learning please see the following:


School Adjustment Counselor Contact Information

Kindergarten - Garde 2: Ms. LaShanda Peaks –

Grade 3-Grade 5: Dr. Eric Franco-

Grade 6- Grade 8: Ms Deborah Worten-

Grade 9-Grade 12: Mrs. Tracy DellaPenna-