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Counseling Department Philosophy and Objectives

The Comprehensive Guidance Program at Saint Joseph High School serves all students, grades nine through twelve, using a proactive and preventive approach. Counseling assists students in acquiring and using life-long learning skills in a developmental systematic nature. The content of the counseling program focuses on three interrelated areas: Academic Development, College Career Development and Personal Social-Spiritual Development.

The Comprehensive Guidance Program is delivered by a certificated school counselors, academic/college career advisors, certificated teachers, spiritual ministers and Dean of Students. The primary delivery methods are group presentations, individual planning, responsive services and consultation. The Counseling Department has been engaged in the ongoing process of implementing the National Standards for School Counseling Programs. These standards provide a framework that ensures that guidance programs are comprehensive in design and delivered in a systematic fashion for all students.