The mission of the Clayton Ridge Community School’s Comprehensive School Counseling Program is to enhance each student’s academic, career, and personal/social development to become responsible learners, conscientious decision makers, and contributing members of our society. School counselors are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement. In partnership with other educators, parents/guardians, and the community, school counselors facilitate the support system to ensure all students at Clayton Ridge Community School District have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills to perform at the highest level.

Belief Statements

We believe all students have individual abilities and are capable of learning with support from family, community, and educators.

We also believe all students have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and learn in a safe, supportive environment.


The Clayton Ridge School Counseling Program:

•Reaches every student.

•Is comprehensive, proactive, and developmental.

•Is an integral part of a total educational program for student success.

•Addresses student competencies in academic, career and personal/social domains.

•Consists of a delivery system that includes a school guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, and system support.

•Is implemented by a credentialed school counselor in each building.

•Collaborates and shares successes with all stakeholders.

•Uses data to drive program decisions and student progress.

•Measures both process and outcome-results and analyzes critical data elements.

•Seeks improvement each year based on results data.

Tenets of School Counselors

•Plan and manage the comprehensive school counseling program.

•Abide by the professional ethics as advocated by the American School Counselors Association.

•Participate in professional development activities essential to maintaining a quality school counseling program