Counseling & Academic Support
The Counseling and Academic Support Team (CAST) at OES uses a strengths-based, student-centered approach in order to create an inclusive, positive, and safe learning environment for all students. We believe these elements are necessary for the development of self-awareness, self-advocacy, academic risk taking, and resiliency. We recognize the unique qualities each student brings to the OES community and empower students to learn and grow by utilizing their individual strengths to understand, embrace, and work with their social-emotional and academic challenges. Foundational to the work of CAST is a respect and appreciation for different ways of learning and being. CAST recognizes that the process of learning is both personal and unique to each student. As such, we place great emphasis on relationship building, careful planning, collaboration, student empowerment, and accountability.