The mission of Bearden's School Counseling program is to empower all students to become life-long learners, responsible citizens exhibiting good character, and productive members of our diverse society.

    All students can achieve and meet high standards that will result in college and career success.
    Student developmental needs are best met by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.
    School counselors must be leaders, advocates and collaborators who create equitable access to rigorous curriculum and opportunities for self-directed personal growth for every student.
    Student achievement is maximized by participation in a comprehensive school counseling program that is planned, managed, delivered and evaluated by licensed professional school counselors.
    Data must be analyzed and translated into goals that guide the development of the comprehensive counseling program promoting student achievement.
    Applying the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors empowers school counselors to make decisions based on the highest moral principles to promote the maximum development of every