School Counseling Philosophy

The Mission of the School Counseling Program is to enhance student achievement in a safe and supportive environment.  

School counselors collaborate with teachers, administrators, parents and community members to ensure that all students develop the academic, career and personal/social skills necessary to graduate from high school college/career ready and to achieve their greatest potential as members of our local and global community.
We Believe . . . 

Every student has the potential to learn and deserves equal opportunity to learn 
in a school which promotes problem-solving and decision-making
Each student has unique needs and learning styles 
All students deserve to understand the relevancy of their education
All students deserve support and guidance in developing their goals for success 
Every student’s family deserves to be met without judgment 
All students can develop the attitudes, knowledge and skills needed to succeed in life
Every student deserves a safe and healthy school culture in which their diversity is         respected and their voices are heard
Educational reform is a continuous, ongoing and necessary creative process
All educators are responsible for creating positive educational reform 

And that the School Counseling Program . . . 

Reaches every student and advocates for all students
Is proactive and comprehensive in scope, preventative in design and developmental in nature 
Is an integral part of a total educational program for student success 
Selects and addresses measurable student competencies in the academic, career 
and personal/social domains
Has a delivery system that includes: school guidance curriculum, individual planning,  
responsive services (interventions) and whole-system support 
Is implemented by licensed school counselors and conducted in collaboration 
with members of the school community 
Uses data to monitor student progress, guide program decisions, and seek improvement each year 
Measures both process and outcome results and shares these results with the school community