Student Services is comprised of School Counselors, School Social Workers, and the School Psychologist. The Student Services team works collaboratively to best help students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career services, as well as providing responsive services.
Student Services News:
-Please go to this link to access the Second Semester Schedule Change Form.
-Say hello to Xello! (Formerly Career Cruising)
Xello is an engaging online program that helps students build the skills, knowledge and plans to be future ready. The program uses an investigative, discovery-based learning process. Students better understand themselves, their future career options, and the 21st century skills they’ll need to succeed. Students will be engaging in Xello lessons in their advisory class. They are also encouraged to explore on their own.
Parents are encouraged to explore Xello with their children by logging in together. Your child can log in to his or her account via desktop or mobile device to share what they’ve learned about themselves, the world of work, and their future options.
To Log on to Xello:
Log on to MySP at the top of the page
Click on the Xello icon
Sun Prairie Area School District K-12 School Counseling Vision
All students value themselves and others, demonstrate academic, social/emotional and college and/or career readiness skills, and are equipped to navigate life pursuits, challenges and experiences in their global community!
Sun Prairie Area School District K-12 School Counseling Mission
Inspire and prepare every child, every day through the provision of a comprehensive, data driven, multi-tiered program/service. we collaborate, remove barriers, and advocate so ALL students embrace personal growth and lifelong learning!
Sun Prairie High School counselors are committed to maximizing the success of all students through academic, personal/social, and career development. To best become familiar with our students and their needs, students are assigned to counselors by their last names and keep the same counselor throughout high school. If you would like to make an appointment with your counselor, please stop by the Student Services office and schedule a time before or after school or during study hall. Lunch hour appointments are also available if necessary.
Students are assigned to counselors based on their last name:
Students with last names beginning with A-D are assigned to:
Students with last names beginning with E-J are assigned to:
Students with last names beginning with K-O are assigned to:
Students with last names beginning with P-T are assigned to:
Students with last names beginning with U-Z are assigned to:
Who Are School Psychologists?
- School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school.
- School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education.
- School psychologists must be certified and/or licensed by the state in which they work. They also may be nationally certified by the National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB).
What Do School Psychologists Do?
- School psychologists work to find the best solution for each student and situation; they use different strategies to address student needs and to improve school and district-wide support systems.
- School psychologists work with students individually and in groups. They also develop programs to train teachers and parents about effective teaching and learning strategies, techniques to manage behavior at home and in the classroom, working with students with disabilities or with special talents, addressing abuse of drugs and other substances, and preventing and managing crises.
In addition, most school psychologists provide the following services:
- Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems
- Help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior
- Strengthen working relationships between teachers, parents, and service providers in the community
- Evaluate eligibility for special services
- Assess academic skills and aptitude for learning
- Determine social-emotional development and mental health status
- Evaluate learning environments.
- Provide psychological counseling to help resolve interpersonal or family problems that interfere with school performance
- Work directly with children and their families to help resolve problems in adjustment and learning
- Provide training in social skills and anger management
- Help families and schools manage crises such as death, illness, or community trauma
- Design programs for children at risk of failing at school
- Promote tolerance,understanding, and appreciation of diversity within the school community
- Develop programs to make schools safer and more effective learning environments
- Collaborate with school staff and community agencies to provide services directed at improving psychological and physical health
- Develop partnerships with parents and teachers to promote healthy school environments
Research and Planning
- Evaluate the effectiveness of academic and behavior management programs
- Identify and implements programs and strategies to improve schools
- Use evidence-based research to develop and/or recommend effective interventions
Growing Up Is Not Easy
All children and adolescents face problems from time to time. They may:
- Feel afraid to go to school
- Have difficulty organizing their time efficiently
- Lack effective study skills
- Fall behind in their school work
- Lack self-discipline
- Worry about family matters such as divorce and death
- Feel depressed or anxious
- Experiment with drugs and alcohol
- Think about suicide
- Worry about their sexuality
- Face difficult situations, such as applying to college, getting a job, or quitting school
- Question their aptitudes and abilities
School psychologists help children, parents, teachers, and members of the community understand and resolve these concerns.
Ms. Amy Kohl
Ms. Amy Giza
Psychologist (Full Day Monday, Wednesday & every other Friday)
School Social Workers
School Social Work Services
Helping students to:
Working with administrators to:
2. Ensure compliance with special education laws
Supporting parents to:
Linking schools and communities to:
Assisting educators to:
Ms. Talitha (TJ) Hansen
Ms. Caitlin Fahey
- Sophomore Planning
- Junior Planning
- Senior Planning
- Xello, Career and College Exploration, and ACT Test Prep
- College Goal Wisconsin (workshops that help students and families fill out the FAFSA for financial aid).
- Explore Careers and Colleges and get ACT Test Prep at Xello. Access Xello through your MySP account, which can be found at the top of this page
Senior Information Survey
Seniors: If you did not complete the survey, please go to this link: Senior Survey
Log on to MySP at the top of the page
Click on the Xello icon
Topics included are:
- Career Assessments
- Careers Exploration
- Post High School Education Exploration
- Academic Planning & Scheduling
- ACT Test Prep Materials (Method Test Prep)
- Click HERE for a Video Tutorial on Method Test Prep
- Graduation Requirements
Guidance/Student Services Secretary
Student Service Fax # 834-4145