School Counseling

Charles City Elementary School

Arlinda Hairston

Arlinda Hairston

The School Counseling Program at Charles City Elementary School consists of three main areas: Academic Development, Personal & Social Development, and Career Development for students in grades PK-6. These areas of focus help to prepare our students for success in school and to help them develop skills that will help them become productive and responsible citizens. Visit Virginia Department of Education for more details on the State Standards for School Counselors.

School Counseling Services Offered at CCES

  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Classroom Guidance Lessons
  • Character Education Programs
  • Playing an integral part of the total education program
  • Collaborating with other educators, parents, community members, and professionals to promote and obtain the best possible learning environment for our students
  • Advocate for students
  • Assist students in transitioning to the high school

School Counselor Clip Art

Academic Development

Students will acquire skills essential to their academic success in school and beyond. This is accomplished by participating in lessons on student skills, motivation, communication, test taking skills, and time management and organization skills.


Test Taking Tips
Tips for Remembering
Ten Habits of Successful Students
Motivating Yourself to Study

Personal and Social Development

Students will acquire an understanding of respect for themselves and the world around them. Additionally, students will learn and practice the characteristics of a responsible citizen. This will be accomplished by learning about bullying, character education, self-discipline, goal setting, dangers of substance abuse, and dealing with conflict.


Red Ribbon Campaign
Quin Rivers Project Hope
Brother’s Keepers Inc.

Below are some websites that you may find helpful when supporting a child who is experiencing bullying:

Career Development

Students will explore and investigate the world of work. Students will learn about jobs and careers from guest speakers, career guidance lessons, and Career Day.


Virginia Wizard
Career Town
Virginia Career View

Charles City County Public Schools

10035 Courthouse Road | Charles City, VA 23030

Office: 804-652-4612 | Fax: 804-829-2363

The Mission of Charles City Public Schools is to develop self-sustaining, responsible and educated adults who can contribute and work to improve their community and the world.


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