The Counseling Program is an integral part of the total education program. Based on individual, family, school, and community needs, the Counseling Program is delivered through the guidance curriculum, individual planning system, responsive services, and system supports. The Counseling Program is responsible for assisting all students in developing:
The knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of self and others
The skills necessary for effective career exploration and planning
The competencies needed for educational and vocational development
The Counseling Program provides responsive services designed to aid individuals in resolving problems which prevent their healthy development or which require remedial attention. It provides a systematic plan to help each student monitor and direct his/her own educational, vocational, and personal development. Finally, the Counseling Program includes system support activities designed to establish, maintain, and enhance the total program. Counseling services are available in grades 9-12. There are full-time counselors to assist students with their academic, career, and personal-social interests and concerns. In addition to counseling, resources are available concerning careers, colleges, and scholarships. As part of the continuing Counseling services offered to students upon graduation, exit surveys and one-year and five-year follow-up surveys are conducted. Information gathered includes documentation of graduate plans for the future. Surveys also provide information relative to graduates continuing the paths they initially planned. All surveys collect information on the quality of education provided and how helpful it was in preparing graduates for further education and careers.