To establish the Developmental Guidance Plan for the district and campuses, LISD counselors rely upon the American School Counseling Association National Model. This model includes the following elements:
- Foundation includes our beliefs and mission statements and legislation that defines our program as we address the academic, career and social-emotional needs of all children.
- Delivery System addresses how the program will be implemented and includes these four components:
- Guidance Curriculum
- Individual Planning
- Responsive Services
- Systems Support
- Management System addresses the when (calendar, campus plans and agreements), why (use of data) and on what authority (district, campus and state guidelines).
- Accountability answers the question, “How are students different as a result of this program?” Each campus develops reports to assist in this as well as an evaluation of the program.
- Students come first in the school counseling program.
- All students have dignity and worth, are uniquely capable, and deserve opportunities to reach maximum potential. (LISD CB1)
- Safe, nurturing, inclusive and flexible environments remove barriers to learning. (LISD CB2)
- Counselors equip all students with the knowledge and skills to be college and career ready. (LISD CB3&5)
- Data-driven guidance programs are meaningful, relevant and promote student self-advocacy and personal wellness. (LISD CB4)
- Every member of our community shares responsibility in the education and personal development of our students. (LISD CB7)
- Guidance and counseling programs should support the 21stcentury learner. (LISD CB6)
Personal wellness. Empowered students. Promising futures.
Through partnerships with students, staff, and community, counselors will foster development of self-advocacy skills, personal-social-emotional wellness, and academic-career success in a compassionate and supportive environment.
- Provide all students with safe, nurturing, inclusive, and flexible learning environments. (LISD G1)
- Utilize data to develop, implement, and assess comprehensive guidance and counseling programs. (LISD G6)
- Guide all students as they plan, monitor, and manage their own educational, career, and personal-social-emotional development. (LISD G3)
- Design an accountability system that reflects district, state, and national counseling ethics, standards, and expectations. (LISD G7)
- Engage the 21stcentury learner through the use of technological tools.(LISD G2)
- Implement curriculum which develops personal-social-emotional skills. (LISD G3)
- Intervene on behalf of students with immediate personal concerns or problems in the areas of personal-social-emotional, career, and/or educational development.
- Provide system support for our diverse communities through: consultation with teachers; parent education and community partnerships; campus-based school improvement plans and goals; state and local standardized testing program; and relevant research. (LISD G5)