The school counselor is an essential part of the success at each of our buildings. They work with all students, developing personal and social skills, providing strategies for academic success, and planning for life after graduation.
Our school counselors do not provide therapy or long-term counseling in schools; however, they are prepared to recognize and respond to student mental health needs and to assist students and families in seeking resources.
All of our school counselors have completed a minimum of a Master’s Degree that is specifically aligned to counseling within schools and are certified by the South Dakota Department of Education.
A partner with our schools and Rapid City to help students overcome addiction by providing evidence-based prevention, intervention, and connection.
Counselors who work with families to provide intensive and comprehensive services geared towards child and adolescent behavioral issues and emotional problems.
If you or someone you know is in a mental health crisis please call your local law enforcement (911) or contact crisis resources below:
Mental Health Crisis Options
Behavior Management Systems (BMS)
Crisis walk-in appointments available (during regular hours)
350 Elk Street
605-343-7261 (call ahead)
Monument Health Emergency Department
353 Fairmont Blvd.
Rapid City SD 57701
National Suicide Text Line
TEXT “CONNECT” to 741741
National Suicide Prevention