• 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:

    1. 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.

    2. Delivery System addresses how the program will be implemented and
    includes these four components:
    Guidance Curriculum
    Individual Planning
    Responsive Services
    Systems Support

    3. Management System addresses the when (calendar, campus plans and agreements), why (use of data) and on what authority (district, campus and state guidelines).

    4. 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.


    We believe:

    1. Students come first in the school counseling program.

    2. All students have dignity and worth, are uniquely capable, and deserve opportunities to reach maximum potential. (LISD CB1)

    3. Safe, nurturing, inclusive and flexible environments remove barriers to learning. (LISD CB2)

    4. Counselors equip all students with the knowledge and skills to be college and career ready. (LISD CB3&5)

    5. Data-driven guidance programs are meaningful, relevant and promote student self-advocacy and personal wellness. (LISD CB4)

    6. Every member of our community shares responsibility in the education and personal development of our students. (LISD CB7)

    7. Guidance and counseling programs should support the 21st century 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.


    Counselors will:

    1. Provide all students with safe, nurturing, inclusive, and flexible learning environments. (LISD G1)

    2. Utilize data to develop, implement, and assess comprehensive guidance and counseling programs. (LISD G6)

    3. Guide all students as they plan, monitor, and manage their own educational, career, and personal-social-emotional development. (LISD G3)

    4. Design an accountability system that reflects district, state, and national counseling ethics, standards, and expectations. (LISD G7)

    5. Engage the 21st century learner through the use of technological tools.(LISD G2)

    6. Implement curriculum which develops personal-social-emotional skills. (LISD G3)

    7. Intervene on behalf of students with immediate personal concerns or problems in the areas of personal-social-emotional, career, and/or educational development.

    8. 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)