The mission of Midlothian High School counseling program is to empower all students to reach their full potential by providing a comprehensive school counseling program to facilitate their academic, career, social-emotional development. As guided by the ASCA National Model, the ultimate objective is to assist students in identifying their interests and skills, enhance productivity, responsibility, self-expression, healthy decision-making and conflict-resolution skills along with other competencies that will remediate students deficits, strengthen their unique capabilities and enable our students to participate as contributing members to society.
Counselors can help students with
- academic planning and educational progress;
- concerns that interfere with learning;
- ability to cope with pressures;
- test results and what they mean;
- various school programs and community opportunities; and
- college planning and technical training beyond high school.
Chesterfield school counselors
- are trained to work with parents, students, and other school staff members;
- work with students individually and in groups to help resolve problems that interfere with learning;
- support students with special needs and may serve as a member of the child study team;
- coordinate gifted program opportunities;
- offer crisis intervention and prevention;
- maintain contact with and make appropriate referrals to various community and social agencies;
- provide information about community and other resources;
- plan and coordinate various schoolwide programs for students and parents; and
- help students explore options regarding college, work, and vocational training.
Counselors focus on SUCCESS by
- facilitating the transitions from elementary school to middle school to high school to post-secondary choices
- providing counseling and guidance services regarding
- academic progress,
- vocational and career planning,
- test interpretation,
- academic planning,
- problem solving, and
- college and post-secondary options.