Counseling Program Goals

What are the goals of the JISD Counseling Team?

Professional school counselors deliver a comprehensive school counseling program encouraging all students' academic achievement, personal/social and career development. The following are the JISD Counseling Team’s goals: 

Goal One: Personal and Social Development

To promote the personal/social development of students in a safe, inclusive learning environment; school counselors will provide individual and/or small group counseling, classroom guidance, prevention education and student–centered interventions that:

Objective 1: help students thrive in a safe learning environment.

Objective 2: promote developmental interpersonal skills to build positive relationships with peers, adults and community around them.

Objective 3: help students recognize their individual strengths and challenges.

Goal Two: Academic Achievement

To enhance student achievement to reach requirements for high school graduation and post secondary success; school counselors will provide individual and/or small group counseling, classroom guidance, prevention education and student–centered interventions that:

Objective 1: use site /district data to deliver comprehensive guidance programs.

Objective 2: contribute to the site/district goals.

Objective 3: focus on development of knowledge and skills necessary for high school graduation, the workforce and post-secondary options.

Goal 3: Workplace Readiness/Career Awareness:

To provide a foundation for students to understand their interests, abilities and challenges; school counselors will provide prevention education, individual/small group counseling, classroom guidance and student-centered interventions that allow students to:

Objective 1: develop their personal learning plan for graduation and their career pathway.

Objective 2: link their academic strengths and high school courses to post-secondary education/training.

Objective 3: develop productive work habits in the classroom that apply to the workforce.

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