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Counseling & Social-Emotional Support

CNG school counselors help enhance student success in academic, personal, social-emotional development, and career planning.

The counseling team, which is at the heart of support for all CNG students, includes 13 guidance counselors for our 14 grade levels and three college counselors. At CNG, we provide a strong focus on character education and emphasize social-emotional learning and personal well-being. We strive to ensure that our students develop self-awareness along with skills in intercultural competence in order to prepare responsible global citizens who will thrive in multi-cultural and multi-faceted environments. The CNG School Counseling Program is aligned with the International School Counseling Association (ISCA) standards.

In the Elementary School, we have taken specific steps to increase social-emotional well-being at every grade level, including:

  • Assigning one counselor per grade level who moves with students through their elementary journey, ensuring trusting relationships are built with students and families.
  • Strengthening collaborative relationships with the ES teaching staff to have a multidisciplinary understanding of each student. 
  • Developing and implementing a tier-one socio-emotional curriculum to encourage positive relationships and behaviors among all students.
  • Bolstering supports for students transitioning into or out of the division by creating a new Student Ambassador program to facilitate inclusion and building community.
  • Establishing an Elementary School-specific student support committee to target interventions for students with specific needs.
  • Offering orientation activities for parents and caregivers to support and connect with families.   
  • Targeting tier-two conflict resolution skills for small groups to encourage restorative practices. 
  • Promoting inclusive recess spaces and activities that match different students’ interests.

CNG is proud to have 13 guidance counselors for 14 grade levels, ensuring every student has the support they need to achieve their full potential for excellence.


  • Acknowledging and honoring the abilities, strengths, and needs of each of our students
  • Fostering students’ academic, social-emotional, and career goals
  • Advocating for all students and valuing diversity and inclusion
  • Understanding our students and their families from a holistic perspective
  • Fostering a challenging and supportive environment where students feel safe and encouraged to reach their personal best
  • Planning and implementing programs, lessons, and conferences that address academic, career, personal/social, and global perspectives themes
  • Building communication bridges between members of our community
  • Acting as a resource to students, teachers, parents, and administrators
  • Facilitating student/family transitions into/out of building level/CNG community
  • Providing individual and group counseling services as well as crisis intervention and mediation
  • Assisting in the identification, referral, and support of students who need testing and/or specialized services
  • Ensuring that our counseling services and programs are responsive and tailored to our community’s needs
  • Collaborating with all stakeholders to achieve our mission
  • Collaborating with all stakeholders to achieve our mission