GMS: Counseling Department
School Counseling Program- Counseling Mission Statement
The mission of the Gateway Professional School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive developmental counseling program for all students K-12. Professional School Counselors provide support to maximize academic achievement, to foster personal and social growth, and to facilitate career development in partnership with parents, guardians and all other members of the school community. Advocacy, leadership, collaboration, and systematic change are the framework of the Gateway School District School Counseling Program. Our vision is to empower all students to develop their potential to become life long learners and productive citizens in our diverse and changing world.
School Counseling Program- Belief Statements
The Professional School Counselors of Gateway School District are committed to the following:
All students have the right to be served by the school counseling program.
All students’ ethnic, cultural and racial differences and special needs are considered in the planning and implementation of the School Counseling Program.
The School Counseling Program should be consistent with developmental stages of learning.
All students will have access to a school counselor to address personal/social needs, academic achievement and career planning.
The School Counseling Program is planned, coordinated, and facilitated by state-certified counselors
Counselors will advocate for all students with special attention to barriers that impede student learning.
School Counseling Program planning and decision making are data driven through an ongoing review of service delivery, curriculum management, and ASCA Model results reports
An ongoing program of counselor competency training and retraining is necessary to maintain a quality School Counseling Program.
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association (PSCA) professional mandates and guidelines set the standards for the Gateway School District school counseling program.
K-12 counselors shall abide by the professional ASCA Code of Ethics
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