The guidance and counseling program at Pickens Elementary School follows the guidance standards of the State of South Carolina. The curriculum covers the Student Development Areas of:

  •  Learning to Live (Personal/Social)
  •  Learning to Learn (Academic)
  •  Learning to Work (Career)
 The Guidance counselor has chosen materials and programs to make learning effective and fun for the students of Pickens Elementary. 

As a guidance counselor, my job is to:
  • Teach the Guidance Curriculum in structured groups or through classroom guidance.
  • Help with individual planning through Advising, Assessment, Placement & Follow-up
  • Provide Responsive Services such as Counseling, Consulting, Referring
  • Support the Principal and Teachers and other Personnel 
‚ÄčI work with Teachers, Parents and Students to help find solutions to problems and improve relationships. 


For additional information, contact Cathy Frierson, Guidance Counselor at 397-2304