The Mission of the Norwood Elementary School Counseling Program
is to be comprehensive and developmental in nature
to address the academic, career and personal/social needs
so that all students can become
safe, successful and motivated problem solvers.
The Vision of the Norwood Elementary School Counseling Program
is to be a learning environment where
all students develop high self-esteem and become lifelong learners
who are motivated to reach their maximum potential.
The School Counselor at Norwood Believes that
All students have the right to be served by the school-counseling program that provides education, emotional, and social support.
All students can achieve and meet high standards that will result in college and career readiness.
Student need are best met through a school counseling program that is both comprehensive and developmental in nature and should include guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, and system support.
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 achievment is maximized by participation in a comprehensive school counseling program that is planned, managed, delivered and evaluated by a licensed professional school counselor.
Data must be analyzed and translated into goals that guide the development of the comprehensive school counseling program to promote positive student achievement, attendance and discipline.
School counselors should participate in ongoing professional development in order to maintain a high quality and comprehensive school counseling program.
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 student.