Gus Garcia Middle School

Guidance & Counseling Program

Students will be provided a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program within a safe and encouraging environment with the support and collaboration of parents and guardians, teachers, administrators, and the surrounding community.  The program activities implemented will be based on the academic, personal/social, and career development needs of all students.  This program will assist students gain awareness and insight into how their daily interactions function within their life, take responsibility for their behavior and consequences for their actions, and help students find strategies and coping skills that will allow them to make informed and effective  choices within their daily life.  The program will be delivered through the following four components by the school counselor:

          Guidance Curriculum:  structured classroom and group presentations

          Individual Planning:  educational evaluation, planning and placement

          Responsive Services:  individual counseling, small-group counseling, consultation,

          and referral

System Support:  program management, professional development, staff and

          community relations, consultation, committee participation, community outreach,
          research and development

The comprehensive guidance and counseling program is designed to meet the district minimum expectations and to meet the needs of the community it serves.  Identified students’ needs will be based on a campus needs survey and follow:

  • Motivation to Achieve

  • Goal-Setting Skills

  • Self-Confidence Development

  • Problem-Solving & Communication Skills

  • Responsible Behavior

  • Support System

  • Advocacy






Last Modified on August 24, 2014