School Counseling Program

Arlington Public Schools’ counselors use a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling model. The purpose of the school counseling program is to promote the learning process.

The goal of the counseling and guidance program is to assist students in acquiring the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span. Counselors assist all students in developing and applying skills needed to enhance personal, social, career and academic growth.

Professional counselors are assigned to each elementary, middle, high and alternative school. They provide individual and group counseling, conduct classroom guidance activities, disseminate educational and career information, assist in the test-taking process, and serve as consultants to parents, teachers and administrator.