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Beliefs of AES Counseling Department

The school counselors at Arcado Elementary School believe:

  • All students have the ability to learn and achieve educational success.
  • All students have worth and should be treated with dignity, respect, and equity.
  • All students should have access to a safe and nurturing learning environment.
  • A successful comprehensive school counseling program helps to remove potential barriers so that children's achievement is supported.
  • As professional school counselors, our role is to advocate for every student in the building.
  • Our curriculum is best delivered by certified professional school counselors to meet the unique developmental needs of each student.
  • Data drive our school counseling program decisions and implementation.
  • Our work as professional school counselors is guided by ASCA's ethical standards.
  • Parents and teachers should be an integral part of the student's educational decision-making process.
  • Students’ learning should come first in all educational decisions.
  • Student engagement and the joy of learning facilitate positive academic and behavioral growth.
  • Our students should leave our program with an understanding of empathy and the ability to encourage others.
  • All students can become life-long learners and develop leadership potential.
  • Students should appreciate and embrace diversity, as well as be proud of their own heritage.
  • Students should develop problem-solving skills that will enable them to become confident, unique thinkers.
  • All students should leave our school with a general understanding of college, career, and post-secondary options, to prepare them for an internationally competitive future.