MESSAGE FROM ADAM STEFANIAS, GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
Hello and welcome to my page! I have an open door policy for my students, which means to just let me know if they ever need to speak with me, or if you want me to check in with them. I will report to the proper authority if I believe a student is in danger, a danger to their self or others, and/or if someone is hurting them.
Contact me if you have any general questions or questions about the following:
SCHOOL BUILDING LEVEL COMMITTEE (SBLC)
These teams have been established in all schools to draw upon the expertise in the school to address specific problems of children. These teams are the appropriate resources to begin the process of identifying and addressing student academic, behavioral, communication, or other concerns and develop an intervention plan to help the student. See this flyer for more information about SBLC.
GIFTED EDUCATION PROGRAM
In order to address the unique needs of gifted students, this program offers an advanced academic learning environment. Instructional activities in this programs enhances not only the intellectual functioning of the gifted students, but also their creativity, leadership abilities, and self-concept. Additionally, the program provides gifted students the opportunity to relate cognitively and affectively with their intellectual peers. If interested, the student will have to take an IQ assessment, an achievement assessment, and score at least 6 points on the grading rubric in order to move forward into additional testing by the Pupil Appraisal team. If the student is accepted into the program, through an Individual Education Plan (IEP), a decision is made regarding a student’s placement in the academically accelerated classes.
TALENTED ARTS PROGRAM
Students receiving Talented Arts services must be evaluated and identified as exceptional through the Special education Department. Talented instruction is provided in art, music, and theater.
Hospital/Homebound is an alternative educational setting provided to students enrolled in St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, for the provision of educational services according to an Individualized Education program (IEP) or Homebound (HB) approval. Eligibility: Parents seeking homebound services for a student should request an application from me. An IEP or SBLC team will review parent request, medical information, and other supporting documents. The Student Services Coordinator must approve these services.
KIDS IN TRANSITION (KIT)
This program of the St. Tammany Parish Public School System provides for the academic needs of identified homeless students and their families within the School System’s academic and support services, in compliance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The goal of the KIT Program is to work in collaboration with school personnel and community service agencies to provide support that promotes academic success and student achievement. Visit stpsb.org/KIT for more information.
I will do my very best to help answer any questions or concerns you may have. You can reach me at 985-629-3065 or email me at Adamandios.Stefanias@stpsb.org.