Guidance/School Counseling

Our mission as professional school counselors is to provide a comprehensive, standard-based counseling program designed to promote the formation of productive and responsible citizens by assisting all students to develop academic, career, and personal/social competencies. Effective school counseling programs are a collaborative effort between the professional school counselor, parents, teachers, administrators, and the greater community to create an environment that promotes student achievement, as well as develop initiatives to close the achievement gap. A comprehensive school counseling program connects school counseling with current educational reform initiatives that emphasize student achievement and success. Professional school counselors value and respond to the diversity and individual differences in our societies and communities. Comprehensive school counseling programs ensure equitable access for all students to participant fully in the educational process and to be productive members in a global economy and diverse society.

Virginia Colleges and Universities: Students and their families are encouraged to use a variety of information sources to select a college and major. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) provides one such source that is available.