• The Gates Chili School Counseling Department supports the District’s mission “Together we teach and inspire excellence for all learners” through a comprehensive school counseling program.

    With a commitment to individual uniqueness and diversity, the elementary counseling curriculum is designed to address the personal/social, academic and career development of all students. The program provides all students with the resources to develop and practice the mindsets needed to facilitate a seamless transition into the world of work, lifelong learning and citizenship. In Gates Chili, each grade level is exposed to social emotional learning. The elementary school counseling curriculum is aligned to both the NYS Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks and the American School Counseling Association Standards. Topics covered in classroom counseling lessons include:

    • Empathy
    • Emotion Management & Coping Skills
    • Upstanders 
    • Problem Solving
    • Mindfulness
    • Growth Mindset
    • Executive Functioning
    • Child Safety/Erin's Law
    • Career Exploration


    New York State Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks: https://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/documents/NYSSELBenchmarks.pdf

    American School Counseling Association: https://www.schoolcounselor.org/