What is the mission of the Counseling Program at Fairview Elementary?
The mission of Fairview Elementary’s Counseling Program is to provide all students with a comprehensive, developmental guidance and counseling program. The program is centered on connecting curriculum and services that supports the highest level of achievement through student growth in academic, personal/social, and career competencies. As the student advocate, the school counselor partners with other educators, parents, and community members to create a caring environment in which all students may become responsible learners and decision makers as they prepare for the future.
The elementary years are a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept and their feelings of competence and confidence as learners. They are beginning to develop decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups and family. Comprehensive developmental school counseling programs provide education, prevention, and intervention services, which are integrated into all aspects of children's lives.