School Counseling Programs
Philosophy and Beliefs
School counselors are student-focused and, through the integration of academic learning and life skills, student readiness for college and career increased in the following areas:
All students (regardless of abilities, interests, backgrounds, and so forth) succeed at high levels given sufficient support and encouragement.
All students are prepared for 1, 2, 4, or more years of postsecondary education and or training upon graduation from high school.
All students respect others and are prepared to fully participate in a global society.
All students deserve a quality education to complete the holistic development of the individual.
All students have access to the skills, knowledge, and mindsets provided by school counseling professionals.
All students graduate with career literacy skills that are necessary to succeed in postsecondary education, training, and the workplace.
Vision and Mission
Utah school counselors are student-focused. School counselors envision a Utah where every school has a high-quality, comprehensive counseling program that drives student outcomes and ensures postsecondary plans and pathways for all students. This is not limited to closing achievement gaps, but reveals disparities in outcomes in student groups, and guaranteeing equitable access through the removal of barriers for underserved populations by using data to effect desired changes. To accomplish this, school counselors collaborate with stakeholders and are an integral part of the school leadership team where decisions regarding school improvement and climate are made.