Beliefs of our guidance program:
- Each student has the right to respect and dignity as a human being and to the counseling and guidance services as described in this model.
- Each student has the right to self-direction and self-development.
- Each student has the right of choice and the responsibility for choices made.
- The guidance and counseling program is for all students, and the purpose of this program is to assist individuals in attaining maximum potential in knowledge of self and others with a focus on character and social skills, as well as educational and career planning.
- Guidance and counseling activities involve administrators, teachers, support personnel, and counselors, and are important to the school as a whole.
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|Child labor laws have recently changed for the state of Alabama. On May 18, 2009 Governor Riley signed into law the Child Labor Reform Act of 2009. The new act reforms Alabama child labor enforcement standards, transferring the permitting process from the public school system to the Alabama Department of Labor. Under the new system, permits will no longer be required for each minor employed. In its place, employers will be required to purchase a Certificate: Class I, to employ minors age 14 or 15 and/or Class II, to employ minors age 16 or 17. The certificates must be renewed annually.
Additionally, an Eligibility for Work Form is required for each 14 or 15 year old minor employed, but not 16 year olds. Have your child see Mrs. Foreman to obtain this form once the place of employment is known.
The American Psychological Association
Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more subtle actions.The bullied individual typically has trouble defending him or herself and does nothing to “cause” the bullying.
For bullying resources, go to http://alex.state.al.us/stopbullying/. Many children say they are being bullied, when what they mean is that someone was bothering them today. To be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive, intentional, and it must happen repeatedly over days or even weeks. If you believe your child is being bullied at Highland Home, your child should report it immediately to a principal, counselor, or teacher.