Student Personnel Services (SPS)
Welcome to Student Personnel Services...
"The Heartbeat of the School!"
Maine East Guidance Program
A vital link between home and school, the comprehensive guidance program offered at Maine East High School through the Student Personnel Services Department can help students make the crucial decisions they will face during their high school years. The guidance curriculum consists of a mix of individual and group activitiesincluding occupational, technical, financial aid programs, test information, and course placement activities. The Student Personnel Services staff can help students gain direction as they make choices that will take them through high school and beyond to college and career.
The Student Personnel Services department provides a number of social work services programs to accommodate students and families. Primary goals are to support students and their families in managing obstacles that might interfere with student progress and to help individuals locate local community resources and services when needed. In addition to providing information and referral, SPS offers crisis intervention programs, support groups for parents and students,educational workshops, and informational meetings. A number of programs are conducted in Spanish, Polish, and Gujarati (and occasionally other languages), and bilingual/interpreter services are available upon request.
While keeping in mind the wide variety of guidance services available, parents should also remember that their teenager's counselor is as close as their telephone whether the need is college and career planning, academic difficulties, or personal problems. Counselors can also mediate conflicts, set up staffings, monitor student attendance and behavior, and provide information regarding tutoring.
For members of the Student Personnel Services Department to be the most effective, it is important that there be open communication between the home and the school.
A resource booklet authored by SPS Director Mr. Vic DiPrizio—Guidance: Doing It For Kids
can be found on the link below, or Call the SPS office at 847/692-8528.