BCS Counseling

Mission & Goals

Welcome to Beverly Cleary School and the Beverly Cleary Counseling Center! Overall our role is to provide all students equitable access to a quality developmentally appropriate and comprehensive counseling program focused on academic success, personal and social development, and career and college counseling. Counselors, in partnership with teachers, students, parents, community members and administrators, will ensure that each and every student becomes a life-long learner and a respectful citizen of a diverse, multicultural, and international community. The school counseling program at Beverly Cleary is based on the American School Counseling Association National Model (ASCA) and Portland Public Schools Counseling Framework.


As the Beverly Cleary School Counseling Center, we believe that students have the right to:

  • Have someone they trust, listen to and support them.

  • Learn in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

  • Develop the skills needed to achieve academic and personal success to the best of their ability.

  • Discover and develop their unique skills and talents.

  • Become empowered to solve their own problems using effective decision making and coping skills.

  • Improve their peer relationships by developing communication, conflict resolution, and other social skills.

These services are provided through four program components of classroom counseling curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, and support services. Delivery of these services may be provided through the following components:

Classroom Counseling Lessons

Small Counseling Groups

Individual Counseling

Transition Assistance

Teacher Consultation

Parent Consultation