The Beaverton School District's Comprehensive K-12 School Counseling Program is a data-driven systemic and developmental program that serves as an integral part of the total educational program in every school. The Comprehensive School Counseling Program assists every student in acquiring the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers and lifelong learners. The district’s Comprehensive K-12 School Counseling Program is aligned with Oregon’s Framework for School Counseling which includes the professional and ethical standards as set forth by the American School Counselor Association.
The School Counseling Leadership Team, composed of school counselors from all levels will coordinate and articulate the vision, development and implementation of the comprehensive school counseling program.
As School Counselors, we believe All Students:
- Have the ability to achieve success.
- Can contribute positively to the community.
- Have a wide variety of strengths that enhance their learning and life experiences.
- Are unique individuals who deserve to be valued and respected.
- Can make growth through supported effort.
- Are lifelong learners.
School counselors in the Beaverton School District support the student academic, career, and social emotional growth and development by being:
- Advocates for ALL students
- Equitable: Ensuring ALL students have access and opportunity to a quality, high level education
- Data Driven: Using data to enhance our comprehensive counseling programs.
- Innovative and Engaging: On the forefront of professional practice.
- Collaborative: Partnering with parents, school staff, and the community, to provide a safe, supportive environment for students to be successful lifelong learners and problem solvers.
School Counselors support all students by providing both direct and indirect student supports.
Direct student supports include delivering school counseling core curriculum, academic advising, short-term counseling, small group activities, and crisis response.
Indirect student supports are services provided on a student's behalf include referrals for additional assistance, consultation and collaboration with teachers, parents, other educators and community organizations.