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    MISSION 
    The mission of Hampton Middle Schools Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive counseling program aligned with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) model. The program is designed to meet the academic, social/emotional, and college/career needs of all students through personalized guidance. Thereby, creating an atmosphere that builds healthy relationships with all stakeholders, develops 21st century lifelong learners, and productive citizens.
     

    ·         VISION 

    The vision of the Hampton Middle Schools Counseling Department is to inspire and develop world class creative and independent thinkers.
     

    ·         HMS COUNSELING PHILOSOPHY

     
     
    Hampton Middle School Counselors believe:

    ·         Every student can learn, and every student can succeed

    ·         Every student should have access to and an opportunity for a high quality education

    ·         Every student should have access to a school counseling program

    ·         Effective school counseling is a collaborative process involving school counselors, students, parents, teachers, administrators, community leaders, and other stakeholders

    ·         It is important to promote and support academic achievement, career planning, and personal/social development for every student

    ·         Building healthy relationships are essential to student and school success

     

    The Hampton Middle School Counseling Program should: 

    ·         Understand barriers to student learning and the use of advocacy and data-driven school counseling practices to close the achievement/opportunity gap

    ·        Collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators, community leaders and other stakeholders to promote and support student success

    ·        Utilize data-driven decision making

    ·        Provide individual sessions, group counseling, and classroom guidance, ensuring equitable access to resources which promote academic achievement, career development, and social development for every student

     

    Hampton Middle School Professional Counselors will:     

    ·        Adhere to school and district policies, state laws and regulations, and professional ethics standards

    ·        Practice ethical principles of the school counseling profession in accordance with the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors

    ·        Plan, organize, implement, and evaluate a school counseling program aligned with ASCA National Model

    ·        Review and disaggregate student achievement, attendance, and behavior data to identify and implement interventions as needed

    Participate in professional development opportunities