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The Guidance Program shall assist students to develop a better understanding of themselves, realistically appraise their individual aptitudes and interests and be aware of educational and vocational opportunities.

Elementary Schools

Emphasis at this level will be placed on assisting children who exhibit difficulties in adjusting to school and who experience poor scholastic progress as a result. Students  are to be counseled on an individual or group basis as long as needs persist. Parent involvement is to be encouraged.

Middle Schools

Counseling emphasis at this level will be directed toward motivating underachieving students and assisting students with social and/or emotional needs. Students are to be exposed to a variety of vocational and educational opportunities to help them make appropriate choices for their next level of education.

High Schools

Attention will be given to the orientation of new students and course and program selection with particular emphasis on preparation and assistance for making college and vocational choices. Counseling services will also be provided on an individual and group basis for students with academic, social, and/or emotional problems.


Approved April 28, 1981

Amended:  December 6, 2016

Previous Policy Number: HJ

Approved 12/6/2016
Previous Policy Number: HJ