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School Counseling Beliefs and Philosophy Statement:

The professional school counselors serving J.W. Alvey School believe:

  • All students can achieve.
  • All students deserve equitable access to resources and a rigorous curriculum.
  • The dignity, culture, and social/emotional needs of every student are to be respected and valued.
  • The school counselors will gather evidence and use data to continuously improve the school counseling program and to deliver services.
  • The school counselors will plan and manage a comprehensive counseling program.
  • The school counselors will advocate for the entire community of learners.
  • The school counselors will collaborate with families, staff, and community resources to target student developmental needs, ensure primary prevention, and foster continuous student achievement.
  • The Alvey Counseling Advisory Committee (school counselors in collaboration with staff, families, and students) will annually audit and evaluate the counseling program (using the ASCA Program Audit), in order to provide quality service.
  • The school counselors will abide by ASCA’s professional school counseling standards and ethics.

Adapted from the Bull Run Middle School Counseling Department Philosophy statement and the Virginia Professional School Counseling Program Manual by C. Kaffenberger, T. Davis, S. Gilchrist-Banks, & T. Grothaus. VSCA: 2008

Modified and approved by the 2018-2019 Alvey Counseling Advisory Committee

 

School Counseling Program Vision Statement:

The J.W. Alvey Elementary School Counseling Program envisions a future in which all students learn to their fullest potential, achieve their goals, and succeed in life. In their time at Alvey, students achieve academically, grow personally, develop socially, and build career readiness. Graduates of Alvey are successful life-long learners, as well as productive citizens and leaders in the community.

Adapted from the following sources:*Everett Naismith Middle School vision statement in American School Counselor Association (2012). The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs, Third Edition. Alexandria, VA: Author.

Modified and approved by the 2018-2019 Alvey Counseling Advisory Committee


School Counseling Program Mission Statement:
 

The J.W. Alvey Elementary School Counseling Program strives to engage the diverse community of learners (students, parents, teachers) in equitable, proactive solutions that enable all students to access a world-class education and achieve individualized personal/social, career, and academic goals necessary to become successful, productive citizens throughout life.

Adapted from the Prince William County K-12 Counseling Curriculum Mission Statement

Approved by the 2018-2019 Alvey Counseling Advisory Committee