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Counseling Department Mission & Vision


All students are entitled to receive the benefits of a school counseling and guidance program that is developmental in nature, preventive in design, and comprehensive in scope. As an integral part of the total educational program, credentialed school counselors ensure equity and access to services so that every student is challenged and supported to achieve his/her highest potential.

Based on the American School Counselors Association (ASCA) National Standards, the purpose of the school counseling program is to create a healthy student learning environment by assisting students to establish academic, career, and personal/social goals. The standards serve as a framework in the development of measurable student competencies.


School counselors measure the results of their program on a yearly basis. This data is used to drive program improvement decisions, develop yearly action plans that reflect student needs, and monitor student progress.


Counselors provide a variety of services to meet the academic, career and personal/social needs of students.
  • Lessons on 4-Year Plans
  • Lessons on Registration (college and high school requirements)
  • Lessons on Post-High School options
  • Articulation with UCR, UCR EAOP, MVC Middle College Program and MVC ambassadors
  • Opportunities for Alternative Education
  • Transcript Analysis
  • Parent College/Career Information Nights
  • Analysis of PSAT, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, and other standardized exam results
  • Advocate Post-Secondary opportunities
  • Lessons on Transitions to the Real World
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Guest Speakers on colleges and careers
  • Career assessment information
  • Lessons on Career Explorations
  • Articulation with Career Technical Education
  • Individual Counseling
  • Behavioral Intervention counseling based upon administrative referrals
  • Group Counseling
  • Lessons on a variety of topics including, goal setting and responsibility
  • Lessons on Violence Prevention and Tolerance
  • School Safety activities
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Student advocate in SST’s, 504’s and IEP’s