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Mission Statement

The OCPS Comprehensive Guidance Program is an integral part of the district's total program for students. It is both preventative and proactive in its focus and supports the district goal that each student will acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to reach their full potential.

OCPS Comprehensive Guidance Program

Our purpose as school counselors is to provide a developmental, systematic comprehensive program addressing the academic, career, and interpersonal/social needs of ALL students. In partnership with other educators, parents, and the community, the ultimate goal of the guidance program is to ensure that ALL students in OCPS acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers, and lifelong learners.

Guiding Principles of the OCPS Comprehensive Guidance Program:

  • Reach ALL students
  • Comprehensive in scope
  • Preventative in design
  • Developmental in nature
  • An integral part of a total educational program for student success
  • Includes school guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, and system support
  • Implemented by a credentialed school counselor
  • Measure student competencies in the areas of academic, career, and interpersonal/social development
  • Data-driven programmatic decision-making
  • Monitor student progress
  • Identify opportunities for improvement each year based on results data
  • Share successes of the program with stakeholders