Our mission is to provide a comprehensive developmental guidance program that supports our students in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to be successful in three major areas of life --- academics, career, and personal/social relationships. In our work in each of these areas, we acknowledge and appreciate the diversity of our student population and use the cross-cultural experiences of our students to enhance their learning and help them become contributing members of our constantly-changing global community.
We believe that all students have the ability to learn and that all students should have equal access to educational opportunities. We seek to assist our students in recognizing their academic strengths and weaknesses and to find success in the most rigorous coursework appropriate for their individual abilities. In partnership with other educators, parents or guardians and the community, we foster a challenging educational environment where all students can stretch themselves intellectually and develop independent life-long learning skills.
We believe that learning is most meaningful when curriculum is relevant to one’s life experiences and goals. We seek to help our students make connections between their education and the world beyond high school. To encourage this growth, we provide opportunities for students to explore a variety of career and post-secondary educational options, with strong emphasis being placed on preparing all students for the possibility of college and other educational paths. We also facilitate the involvement of our students in service and leadership opportunities at the local, national, and international levels to help students make the connections between themselves and the larger world.
We believe that building and maintaining meaningful personal and social relationships is essential to success in all areas of life. We provide individual and group counseling, conflict resolution services, and referrals to community agencies to assist our students in getting to know themselves, in relating to others, and in recognizing their resources in the world around them.
In all of our efforts, we abide by the professional ethics of guidance and counseling as advocated by the American School Counselor Association and the Statement of Principles of Good Practice of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors.