AGS SCSC Receives 2018 MN Association of Charter School Innovation Award
Adler Graduate School (AGS) is honored to spotlight our School Counseling Service Center (SCSC) in their recent award. The SCSC received the 2018 Minnesota Association of Charter Schools Innovation Award for student learning. The award recognizes the innovative partnership with Seven Hills Preparatory Academy, which was initiated five years ago and has since developed and evolved to match their school's growth and meet the students' changing needs in counseling.
Seven Hills Preparatory Academy Executive Director Carl Schlueter states, “I would like to recognize Mr. Doug Pelcak from Adler Graduate School and the many tremendous interns (including Brittney and Lexy) we have benefited from as part of this unique program, which provides targeted and tailored, cost-effective and high-quality, counseling services for students as well as supports for families and training for staff.” Alumna Brittney Keating was spotlighted for her work with SCSC and AGS accomplishments earlier this year.
The counseling program has been successfully introduced at three other charter public schools using the founding model. Student counselor ratios across the country and the state are significantly higher than recommended averages, and yet student mental health and social-emotional support are critical to academic performance and educational success, so we are proud of the innovative work accomplished by this program.