Many parents often ask what counselors do, and my response is that a counselor's main role is to help students succeed. Counselors take a vital role in each and every child's education by providing the child with the necessary tools to succeed and cope in an ever changing and sometimes violent world. Collaboration between the counselor and teacher is commonplace and ensures that children's needs are identified and a plan of action takes place. The DoDEA's school counselors provide a comprehensive guidance and counseling program to all students. All counseling plans follow the 3rd edition of the American School Counselor's Association National Model. The school guidance program helps build a foundation for life-long learning by assisting students in developing self-respect, awareness of others and positive learning attitudes. School counselors provide direct and indirect services and activities to students, families, and school staff for developing strategies that deal with educational, personal and social challenges that may interfere with the academic process.
The guidance and counseling program is a comprehensive program that addresses three areas of student development
The purpose of the guidance program is to help each individual student achieve his/her highest growth mentally, emotionally, and socially. We try to do this in several ways:
Parents and students are encouraged to see the counselor whenever the need arises. Please feel free to call the school counselor with any special needs or concerns.
Our mission is to build a strong foundation for lifelong learning by nurturing, guiding, and challenging all of our students to achieve their maximum potential.
Our goal is to prepare students intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically to be responsible citizens in an ever-changing world.
All students will improve their abilities to solve problems.
All students will improve reading comprehension.