The American School Counseling Association sets the following standards to guide school counseling programs. https://www.schoolcounselor.org/
These standards have been utilized in development of programs currently available at BMS:
- Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the lifespan
- Improve academic self-concept
- Acquire skills for improving learning
- Achieve school success
- Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options, including college.
- Improve learning
- Plan to achieve goals
- Students will understand the relationship of academics to the work of work and to life at home and in the community.
- Relate school to life experiences
- Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
- Develop career awareness
- Develop employment readiness
- Students will employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.
- Acquire career information
- Identify career goals
- Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education, training, and the world of work.
- Acquire knowledge to achieve career goals
- Apply skills to achieve career goals
- Students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
- Acquire self-knowledge
- Acquire interpersonal skills
- Students will make decisions, set goals, and take necessary action to achieve goals.
- Self-knowledge application
- Students will understand safety and survival skills.
- Acquire personal safety skills