Lewis Middle School Counseling and Guidance Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide students with a Comprehensive Guidance Program. It is our belief that counseling is as crucial to education as the classroom experience. Our approach is results-based. We will meet the needs of all students, by providing a preventative, wellness oriented, proactive form of counseling. The contemporary developmental middle school counselor is curriculum and program oriented, is available to all, and is knowledgeable and competent to teach life skills to every student in the school regardless of race, religion, gender or creed.
The Lewis Middle School Counseling Program has been developed in accordance with the American School Counselor Association and complies with National Standards for School Counseling Programs.
The Lewis Counseling and Guidance Programs supports and implements the San Diego Unified School District Counseling and Guidance Mission Statement as listed below:
The San Diego Unified School District's Counseling and Guidance Program supports teaching and learning by assuring that all students achieve academic success and develop life skills through the acquisition of academic, career, and personal/social competencies, which will prepare them for meaningful participation in a diverse, changing world.
Credentialed school counselors provide comprehensive school counseling programs that incorporate prevention and intervention activities through school-wide assemblies and activities, classroom guidance lessons, intentional guidance groups, individual counseling, and collaboration with outside community resources. School counselors also assist students in ensuring they meet high school graduation requirements. The Crisis Response Team provides support to students, families and staff in the event of a crisis, emergency or traumatic situation. School counselors are also responsible for administering violence prevention curriculum and character education programs.
School counselors will: