School Counseling Program
· School Counseling Program
o Mission Statement
§ The mission of Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired Counseling Program is to provide a data-driven, comprehensive counseling curriculum that addresses students’ academic, career, and personal/social growth. The program is designed to promote the overall achievement of all students while fostering a caring, challenging, and safe learning environment.
o Program Goals
§ Academic Goal: Students will acquire the attitude, knowledge, and skills that contribute to grade promotion and high school graduation.
§ Career Goal: Students will acquire knowledge of the relationship between personal qualities, education, training, and the world of work.
§ Personal/Social Goal: Students will acquire and apply knowledge, attitudes, and skills that promote personal wellness, healthy relationships, and good school citizenship.
o Beliefs and Philosophy
§ The counselor believes:
· All students have individual needs and differences that should be addressed.
· All students have the right to equal access to a comprehensive school counseling program.
· All students have the right to knowledge and skills that promote academic, career, and personal/social growth.
§ The school counseling program should:
· Use data to drive program development and identify student needs
· Be designed to deliver interventions based on the needs assessment data of students, teachers, and administrators
· Be based on specific goals, as prescribed by the Louisiana School Counseling Model
· Include collaboration with school faculty, counselors, schools for the blind, and parents
§ The counselor should:
· Abide by the professional school counseling ethics established by the American School Counselor Association
· Advocate for the equitable treatment of all students by working to eliminate barriers to learning, achievement, and personal development
· Continuously assess program effectiveness and adjust program components as necessary