Mission, Vision, and Beliefs

  • The Mission

    West Haven's School Counseling program contributes to a safe, positive learning environment where we are passionate about success for all students. It maximizes every student’s social/emotional, educational and career development potential, in order to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners.



    The Vision

    The vision of the West Haven School Counseling program is to create responsible citizens and lifelong learners, through the development of academic knowledge, career readiness, and social/emotional growth.



    The Beliefs

    • All students have the ability to meet their full potential when provided a safe and supportive learning community.

    • The school counseling program serves a central role in meeting students’ developmental needs through interventions in academic, career, and personal/social domains.

    • Student needs can be best met through a data-driven comprehensive school counseling program in collaboration with all stakeholders.

    • A comprehensive school counseling program is tailored to meet students’ educational and developmental needs as identified through needs assessments that have been translated in to attainable goals.   

    • The American School Counselor Association ethical standards should guide the work of the school counseling program and school counselors.