Series Name
Policy Name
Guidance and Counseling
Adoption Date

The Board requires that a planned program of guidance and counseling be an integral part of the educational program of the Corporation. Such a program should:

A. assist students in achieving educational goals:

B. enable students to draw benefit from the offerings of the instructional program of the schools;

C. aid students in identifying options and making choices in vocational and academic course areas;

D. assist students in career awareness and planning;

E. help integrate the students’ experiences so they can better relate school activity to life outside the school;

F. help students learn to make their own decisions and solve problems independently.

A program of guidance and/or counseling shall be offered to students and shall include the services of a professional staff, or fully certificated guidance personnel at the middle and high school levels.

The Superintendent is directed to implement the counseling and guidance program which carries out these purposes and:

A. involves appropriate staff members at every level;

B. honors the individuality of each student;

C. integrates with the total educational program as outlined in the Corporation’s Student Services Master Program Plan;

D. coordinates with available resources of the community;

E. cooperates with parents and recognizes their concern and ideas for the development of their children;

F. provides means for such sharing of information among such appropriate staff members as may be in the best interests of the student;

G. provides an appropriate amount of time and effort shall be given to providing guidance and counseling services to those students who do not intend to enroll in an institution of higher education after graduating from high school.

Student Services Master Program Plan, 1992