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Welcome To The
Denair Charter Academy
Counseling Program



Mrs. Baker, Counselor Email: sbaker@dusd.k12.ca.us

Mrs. Binkley, Counselor Email: kbinkley@dusd.k12.ca.us

Telephone 209.634.0917

 

"Welcome NEW & RETURNING families” to the 2017-2018 school year at Denair Charter Academy! We are returning to our school community, inspired and energized, as your school counselors. We look forward to working with you this school year and hope you take some time to look at our services offered! Please feel free to contact one of us at anytime. We are here for you:)

DCA Counseling Program Mission Statement:



The mission of the Denair Charter Academy Counseling Program is to advocate for student needs, counsel students toward achievement of individual goals, and support the pursuit of a college education and/or career. In collaboration with school staff, parents/guardians, and the community, the school counseling program will assist every student. It is our privilege to empower all students to reach their complete potential and prepare them to be meaningful and productive members in a changing world.

"Today’s young people are living in an exciting time, with an increasingly diverse and mobile society, new technologies, and expanding opportunities. To help ensure that they are prepared to become the next generation of parents, workers, leaders, and citizens, every student needs support, guidance, and opportunities during [childhood], a time of rapid growth and change. [Children] face unique and diverse challenges, both personally and developmentally that impact academic achievement."

~American School Counselor Association

Come See The Counselor:

Each student has a story and different needs. If you would like to talk with one of our school counselors, please click on the referral form and permission slip below. Then return them to the office when signed. If you are a parent, guardian, or friend and would like to refer a student please click on the referral form below and return it to the office.

Permission Slip For Services:

Counseling Permission Slip

School Counseling Referral Form:

Referral Form

College and Career Counseling @ DCA

Through our college and career guidance, we aim to help students make more informed and better educational and career choices. We offer information on career options, the type of academic and occupational training needed to succeed in the workplace, and postsecondary opportunities that are associated with their field of interest.

We help many of our students get a jump-start on college, by assisting them in becoming concurrently enrolled in one of the local junior colleges, where they can earn college credit while still in high school. We help our students become informed about postsecondary financing and help them apply for financial aid.

Our program additionally provides teachers and parents with information they can use to support students’ career exploration and postsecondary educational opportunities.

Girls Group Counseling @ DCA

Here at Denair Charter Academy we believe it is important to have our students working together to develop positive and supportive relationships. Mrs. Binkley’s Girls Group provides our students with socio-emotional support in a safe environment. High school girls meet once a week to share their life issues and concerns with each other. They also build friendships and trust with one another while offering advice and encouragement. Girls Group meets every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30pm in room one.

Individual Counseling @ DCA

In this counseling program, it is our goal to nurture and meet the needs of our unique and diverse student population at DCA. Life can bring many challenges that can be difficult for students to deal with alone. If you would like to meet one-on-one for individual counseling please print and sign the referral form and permission slip above. Then contact the office to schedule an appointment:)