The primary goal of the School Counseling/Student Assistance Program is to enhance student learning and achievement. Our department utilizes a variety of strategies, activities and resources to promote student development in the following areas: academic, career and personal/social.
In accordance with UGUHS mission statement the School Counseling Department endorses the following:
- We believe every student posses the capacity and deserves the right to learn.
- Learning must be nurtured, directed and focused thru sound guidance, counseling and instruction.
- School Counselor/Student Assistance Program strives to provide all students with the educational, psychological and interpersonal skills necessary to enhance the learning experience.
- Together with other educators, School Counselor/Student Assistance are partners in the development of human potentials thru effective academic instruction and counseling.
- We acknowledge the potential and importance of every student.
- We accept the responsibility to challenge, direct, and guide students in their pursuit of knowledge.
- We also recognize the value of enrichment and remedial instruction as a supplemental learning resources.
- Thru effective school counseling, we seek to guide students to their full potential and in their personal relationships for a lifetime of learning.
- All students’ ethnic, cultural, racial and sexual difference and special needs are considered in planning and implementing a School Counseling/Student Assistance program.
- We aim to serve as advocates for students, allies for teachers and liaisons with parents.
Our Comprehensive School Counseling/Student Assistance Program covers the following areas:
School Counseling Curriculum
Classroom activities in the area of academic develoment, personal social development and career development
Individual Student Planning
Includes Individual Learning Plan development, transition services, and parent and student conferencing
Includes crisis counseling, conferencing, individual and small group counseling , conflict resolution, and parent/guardian contact, and referrals
Involves consultation, collaboration and teaming, professional development, and program management and operation