The Austin Road Middle Counseling Department strives to provide students with a caring and nurturing environment that supports and encourages students' social, personal, career, and academic growth through collaboration with students, school staff, parents, and community members through various activities which promotes students to become global citizens in an ever-changing society.
Every student at Austin Road Middle School is valued as unique individuals that collectively enhance the diverse student population, in which students of all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds, cultures, races, sexual orientations, and special needs are celebrated.
The guidance program will be developmentally appropriate and adjusts with student and school needs. The program will be coordinated and evaluated by the counseling department while working in conjunction with parental and community stakeholders. To monitor student competencies and program objectives, ongoing data is collected and evaluated by team members. The data is used to plan/adjust guidance activities and formulate concrete goals. The counselors at ARMS believes that:*All students have the right to receive counseling and guidance services that will contribute to their personal and academic growth.
*Every student should have an opportunity to achieve academic success regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities, religious views, or socioeconomic status.
*All students will embrace the notion of being career and college ready.
*All parents and students are responsible for monitoring various educational progress with the assistance from the counseling department.
*Data should be collected and used to identify the needs of our students.
All students have access to a state certified, master’s degree (or higher)-level school counselor to deliver the school counseling program.