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The Randolph counseling program is aligned with Arlington Public Schools District’s beliefs and philosophy, counseling mission statement and a privacy/confidentiality statement.
The APS School Counseling Program is aligned with the school district’s five Strategic Plan Goals: 1) ensure every student is challenged and engaged; 2) eliminate achievement gaps; 3) recruit, retain, and develop high quality staff; 4) provide optimal learning environments; 5) meet the needs of the whole child. The Strategic Plan Goals are an integral part of each school’s total program with a commitment to individual uniqueness, an understanding of multicultural diversity and the maximum development of human potential.
The counseling program addresses the academic, career and personal/social needs of all students. Our ultimate goal is for students to graduate from the Arlington Public Schools system with the competencies necessary to be able to make self-directed, realistic and responsible decisions and to be successful contributors to society. This supports the school system’s goal of preparing students to live and work in a global society.
BELIEFS AND PHILOSOPHY:
The professional school counselors in APS school district believe
The APS comprehensive school counseling program should:
All professional school counselors in the APS school district:
Adapted from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model at www.schoolcounselor.org.
Privacy and confidentiality are essential to having an effective school counseling program. Randolph recognizes the importance of good communication and good working relationships between students, parents, and the school. Therefore, every effort will be made to protect student and parent privacy rights except under certain limited conditions. These conditions generally included safety issues (harm to self and/others), legal issues, and professional responsibilities (see the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors at www.schoolcounselor.org).