Mental Health Resources
Cologne Academy has several licensed staff to help support the our scholars' emotional and physical health.
The confidentiality and privacy of your student and family are important to our staff. In most cases when a scholar speaks with a member of our student support team, their conversation remains confidential. Exceptions include: suspected abuse or neglect, permission from the student or family to share the information, and when harm to self or others is possible or has occurred. If you have questions about your family's or student's confidentiality, please reach out to a member of the team.
School counselors are licensed staff members who have been trained in the areas of social/emotional, academic, and college/career support for school personnel, students, and families. School counselors collaborate with school personnel, students, and families to help all students achieve individualized social/emotional, academic, and college/career success.
School Social Worker
School social work is a specialized area of practice within the broad field of the social work profession. School social workers bring unique knowledge and skills to the school system and the student services team. School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals who can assist with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic, and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators. School social workers are instrumental in furthering the mission of the schools which is to provide a setting for teaching, learning, and for the attainment of competence and confidence. At Cologne Academy, the School social worker is hired to enhance the district's ability to meet its academic mission, especially where home, school and community collaboration is the key to achieving student success for students that have been identified for special education and their families.
School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.