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Vision Mission & Services

School Counselor

Mission

The mission of Cedar Hill ISD Counseling Department is to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to address students' academic and career goals in addition to supporting their personal and social needs to enable all students to become successful, productive citizens and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing world.

Vision

The Cedar Hill ISD Counseling Department will empower all students to reach their maximum potential by using a comprehensive program that addresses academic, personal/social, and career goals.  We will promote an environment to encourage personal inquiry and growth, social responsibility, and academic excellence. 

Beliefs

  • Every student can succeed through the collaborative efforts of school, home, and community leading to responsible and productive citizenship
  • The diverse needs of all students must be addressed through the school counseling program
  • Every student needs appropriate personal, social, and emotional skills to achieve optimum benefits from the educational program

Counseling Services
School Counselors provide services to students, parents, school staff and the community in the following ways: 

  • Guidance Lessons (Core Curriculum):
    This curriculum consists of structured lessons designed to help students attain the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills appropriate for their development level. The school counseling core curriculum is delivered throughout the school's overall curriculum and is systematically presented by school counselors in collaboration with other professional educators in K-12 classroom and group activities.
     
  • Individual student planning:
    School counselors coordinate ongoing systemic activities designed to assist students in establishing personal goals and developing future plans
     
  • Responsive services:
    Responsive services are activities designed to meet students' immediate needs and concerns. Responsive services may include counseling in individual or small-group settings or crisis response.
     
  • Indirect student services:
    Indirect services are provided on behalf of students as a result of the school counselors' interactions with others including referrals for additional assistance, consultation and collaboration.