Guidance and Counseling Department
This program is based on four components, which are as follows:
The purpose of the guidance curriculum is to help students acquire age-appropriate knowledge and skills within the scope of the following content areas: self confidence, development, motivation to achieve, decision making, goal setting, planning, problem solving skills, interpersonal effectiveness, communication skills, cross-cultural effectiveness and responsible behavior.
The purpose of the responsive services component is to intervene on behalf of those students whose immediate personal concerns or problems put their continued personal-social, career and/or educational development at risk.
The purpose of the individual planning system is to guide all students as they plan, monitor, and manage their own educational career and personal social development.
This component describes services and management activities which indirectly benefit students.
"Open your eyes - to the beauty around you. Open your mind - to the wonders of life. Open your heart - to those who love you. And always - be true to yourself"
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
"Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination. "
Guidance & Counseling Themes
Character Trait – Honesty
*Value Their Uniqueness
*Manage Their Feelings
*Develop Strategies to Overcome Limitations and Enhance Strengths
Character Trait- Responsibility
*Take Responsibility For Own Behaviors
*Drugs and The Consequences
Character Trait- Compassion
Decision-Making, Goal-Setting, Planning, and
*Develop a Plan of Action
Character Trait- Perseverance
*Develop a Plan of Action
*Gather Information and Solve Problems
Character Trait- Loyalty
*Understand Basic Communication Skills
*Listen to Others
*Be Smart and Safe Using Technological Communication
Character Trait- Justice
*Appreciate Their Own Culture
*Respect Other as Individuals and Accept Them For Their Cultural Membership
*Relate Effecectively With Others Based On Appreciation for Differences/Similarities
*Evaluate How Stereotyping Affects Them and Their Relationships With Others
Motivation to Achieve
*Develop Their Own Academic Potential
*Take Advantage Of Educational Opportunities
*Development of Leadership Skills
*Empowerment of Self
*Forming A Career Identity
*Planning for the Future
*Identifying Skills and Interests
*Developing a Positive Attitude Towards Work
6 Pillars of Character
Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country
Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements
Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others
Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly
Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need
Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer