The mission of the OHS Counseling Department is to provide a nurturing environment and resources for all students to develop and obtain academic success, social/emotional growth, and the career readiness competencies necessary to succeed and contribute to a changing society.
All students have the capability to contribute to a changing society.
The counseling program should be an advocate for the needs of all students, regardless of ethnic and cultural background, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and mental and physical disabilities.
All students should have access to a state licensed, master’s degree-level school counselor for support in academic, social/emotional, and college/career needs.
Professional development for all counselors is necessary to maintain a quality evidenced-based and data-driven school counseling program.
Collaboration with teachers, parents, administrators, and community members is essential for student growth and a strong school-community relationship.
The school counseling department should be annually reviewed and aligned with state and national models of effective school counseling practices and ethics.
In a preventative model with multiple tiers of support that provides interventions for academic, behavioral, and career readiness factors.
In preparing students to graduate college and career ready and possess the skills necessary to reach individual success throughout their adult life.