to facilitate each student’s personal/social, academic and career development through the delivery of guidance and counseling activities as well as through a collaborative effort between the home, school and community. The ultimate objective is to help international students identify their interests and abilities, and enhance competencies that will remediate student deficits, strengthen unique capabilities and help students develop into responsible global citizens. 

Counseling Philosophy Statement – A comprehensive developmental guidance program is an integral and important part of the overall educational program. With the growing emphasis upon preparing students for success in a complex global society, it is imperative that as a school faculty we plan and implement programs that provide all students with opportunities to grow and succeed in school. The goal of the counseling program is to create a guided, research-based, and sequential learning process from which students can begin to develop the skills necessary to become competent adults.

Essential Components of School Counseling

  • Deliver PSE Classes and Curriculum including educational, and career planning. (Developmentally Appropriate Support and Prevention)
  • Provide Individual and Group Counseling (Prevention, Intervention, Postvention)
  • Facilitate Communication between the various constituents of the community.
  • Advocate on behalf of student interest including participation on committees that draft relevant school policy.
  • Engage in social justice activities within and beyond the school community.
  •  The counseling program must provide a wide variety of responsive services for students in need as well as in crisis. 

All students should have the opportunity to acquire skills in the areas of academic, career and personal/social development.

  • In the academic domain, students will develop skills and attitudes necessary to achieve success in school, understand the relationship of learning to the world of work and “learning how to learn.”
  • In the personal/social domain, students will develop respect for self and others and effective interpersonal skills to become responsible, contributing members of society.