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Counseling program


Ms. Cowan is Carver's full time (Monday through Friday)counselor. Her job is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports student success at school in academics, social/emotional well-being, and career aspirations. She works with students individually and in groups to achieve goals, improve social skills,  promote a sense of belonging, and resolve conflicts. 


She also visits classrooms to teach guidance lessons that encourage school-wide student success. This year, Ms. Cowan will be using the Second Step curriculum for many of the lessons. This curriculum  teaches skills for learning, empathy, emotion management, and problem solving. More information about Second Step can be found at www.secondstep.org.


In addition to working with students in the classroom, in groups, and individually, Ms. Cowan provides resources and makes community referrals for families in need of emergency assistance or counseling. Her goal is to support students and families so that students can thrive at school. She also organizes school-wide programs, such as No Place for Hate (https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/our-organization/signature-program/no-pla...).


Ms. Cowan can be reached by email at scowan@sandi.net or by phone at (619) 344-6600 x2102.


Counseling Mission

Carver Elementary School's counseling program seeks to create a supportive and safe school environment by promoting empathy, building on student strengths, and fostering positive peer and staff connections to encourage students towards academic and social success in preparation for their futures.

 Counseling Vision


Carver Elementary students will leave Carver equipped to be respectful, resilient, and responsible lifelong learners who strive for success in their academics, social interactions, and careers.


Attendance information http://www.attendanceworks.org

California Association of School Counselors http://www.schoolcounselor-ca.org/

Douglas Young Youth and Family Services http://www.comresearch.org/serviceDetails.php?id=MTE=

Internet Safety https://www.commonsensemedia.org/parent-concerns

Report Bullying (remember bullying is a repeated act) https://www.sandiegounified.org/anti-bullying-and-intimidation

Restorative Practices http://www.iirp.edu/what-is-restorative-practices.php

School Attendance Review Board https://www.sandiegounified.org/school-attendance-review-board-sarb