Guidance & Counseling Overview
The vision of the Binford Middle School Counseling Program is to equip every student with the
knowledge and skills necessary to achieve academic, personal/social and career success, and to
reach their highest potential as productive, responsible citizens.
The mission of Binford Middle School counseling program is to provide a comprehensive
program that strives to assist all students in acquiring skills to be successful by meeting their
academic, personal/social and career needs.
The counselor believes:
- Every student can learn, grow and achieve.
- All students are entitled to the services of a professional school counselor.
- Effective school counseling is a collaborative process that involves school counselors, students, parents, teachers, administrators, community leaders and other stakeholders alike.
GOALS (3 Domains)
Academic: To identify factors that impact learning and determine a course of action to provide
Career: To provide students with the opportunity to assess personal interests and aptitudes in
relation to career interest.
Personal/Social: To assist students to develop appropriate problem-solving and decision making
skills to resolve conflicts and to accept responsibility for their choices.
Classroom Guidance Lessons:
- Academic/Career Planning
- Career Exploration
- Goal-Setting/Decision Making
- Study Skills
School Wide Programs:
- High School Night
- New Student Orientation
- Information Night for potential students
Individual and Group Counseling
Consultation with Parents, Community, and Staff
Program Planning and Evaluation
Programs for Staff, Parents, and Students
*Parents may choose to opt their child out of services by sending a letter to the School
Counseling Department. Small group counseling or ongoing, structured counseling requires
parental permission. Parental permission is not required for short duration personal/social