Counselor's Corner

Vision Statement:

The McKinley Middle School counseling program will assist all students in acquiring knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors through academic, career, and personal/social development in a safe and supportive school environment where staff, students, and parents work together as one to help students achieve their maximum potential as responsible global citizens.

Mission Statement:

To ensure all students benefit from a school counseling program that is comprehensive, preventative, and developmental in nature. To ensure a coordinated process, school counselor collaborate with others to embed academic, career and personal/social development in the school experience so that every student becomes a socially, emotionally adjusted, contributing member of society.


To implement the school counseling program at McKinley Middle School, the counseling department is committed to the following:

We Believe…

  • The professional mandates and guidelines proposed by the national and state counseling association shall continue to set standards for the school counseling program.
  • The student and parent are responsible for monitoring the student’s educational progress with the assistance of a professional school counselor.
  • All students, parents, educators, and members of the community share the responsibility for the general welfare of each student.
  • All students have the right to be served by the school counseling program.
  • All students…
    • Are capable of high achievement and deserve to be surrounded by an environment of high expectations.
    • Have the right to a safe, respectful school environment.
    • Have the right to opportunities for learning and developing skills for full participation in society.
    • Should have access to a school counselor to discuss personal issues.
    • Should have access to information about occupations and educational planning.
    • Should have the right to assistance in identifying their needs in the personal/social domain.
    • Should have the opportunity to make choices within the constraints of the educational system.
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