Newberry School Counseling Philosophy
The school counselor believes:
- All students can learn and should be given the opportunity to do so.
- Learning involves the education of the whole person.
- All students have the right to participate in the school counseling program.
- Diversity is to be appreciated and students, faculty, staff, and community members are to work together with the goal of enhancing the overall well-being of our students.
The school counseling program should:
- Engage students in classroom, group, and/or individual counseling to enhance student learning.
- Provide academic, career, and personal/social development curriculum for all students.
- Keep in mind students’ ethnic, cultural, sexual, religious, and racial identities and special needs when planning and implementing school-wide programs.
- Educate students on skills that go beyond the classroom, so that students can develop lifelong skills to help them achieve their goals for the future.
- Adhere to ethical standards as provided by the American School Counselors Association.
- Will participate in professional development in order to maintain the skills and knowledge necessary to support a high-quality school counseling program.