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School Counseling Program


school counselor beliefs

As Professional School Counselors, we believe...

  • All students should have access to a comprehensive school counseling program to address their academic, social-emotional, and post secondary needs.
  • All students should have equitable access to a credentialed, master's-degree-level school counselor who will be an advocate for their needs. 
  • All students can be successful in a rich and rigorous environment.
  • All students have individual strengths and thrive when their strengths are recognized.
  • All students have the ability to succeed and become productive citizens.
  • A strong education will lead students to be positive influences in the community and obtain fulfilling careers.
  • All counseling interventions and supports are data driven and evidence based to ensure efficacy in the school counseling program.
  • School Counselors will gather and analyze data and collaborate with students, parents, and school staff to design, implement, and continuously improve a school counseling program that aligns with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model.
  • School Counselors abide by the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors to make informed decisions based on the highest moral principles.

CUSD SChool counseling vision

The School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.

cusd school counseling mission

The mission of Capistrano Unified School District School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports the whole child. School Counselors will focus on the needs, interests, and issues related to social-emotional, academic, and college/career development of all students through a multi-tiered system of support. School Counselors will advocate, collaborate and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate, provide an opportunity for all students to access their education and achieve personal and academic success to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.