The mission of the Phillip Sharp Middle School Counseling Program is data-driven to provide developmentally appropriate, preventative and responsive counseling services to all students resulting in advancement in academic achievement, personal growth, and in college and career readiness.
The vision of the Phillip Sharp Middle School Counseling Program is to have every student achieve greatness every day. Phillip Sharp Middle School students will no longer see school as an obligation, but rather an opportunity to invest in their future.
To accomplish the mission and vision, the Phillip Sharp Middle School Counselor believes:
- School counselors are advocates for every student
- All students have significance, worth, and the potential to achieve success
- All students—regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation—shall have equal access to all services provided by the counseling program and the school
- The school counseling program serves a central role in meeting student’s developmental needs through interventions in academic, career, and personal/social domains
- Student needs can be best met through a data-driven comprehensive school counseling program in collaboration with all stakeholders
- School counselors are leaders and agents of change in school culture and academic achievement
- The school counseling program provides valuable resources to be used in collaboration with educational stakeholders to increase equity and access to opportunity
- Learning experiences should be designed around the students’ needs in such a way as to make them personally meaningful to students
- All students learn best when positive relationships are present and fostered by all educational stakeholders
- School counselors develop positive relationships and recognize the unique strengths and abilities possessed by each individual student as tools to achieve their goals
- A comprehensive school counseling program should be tailored to meet student’s educational and developmental needs as identified through assessments, delivered using evidence-based programs, and evolved through data analysis of outcome
- The American School Counselor Association ethical standards should guide the work of the school counseling program and school counselors