Our Philosophy

Read about the philosophy that guides our Student Services department

The Fairfax High School Student Services Department believes

  • All students should have full and equal access to all educational and enrichment opportunities.
  • All students have dignity and worth and are valued in the school counseling program.
  • All students' ethnic, cultural, racial, sexual differences and special needs are considered in the planning and implementation of the school counseling program.
  • All students have access to a full-time, state-certified, master's-degree-level school counselor to deliver the counseling program.

And that the Fairfax High School comprehensive school counseling program:

  • Utilizes a professional learning community to establish best practices.
  • Identifies specific goals and developmental competencies for all students.
  • Uses data and accountability strategies to drive program development and evaluation.
  • Plans and coordinates activities with other schools, staff, parent or guardian and community representatives.
  • Actively monitors students' progress and analyzes data.
  • Provides equitable opportunities for students and families to gain pertinent information regarding education and developmental needs.
  • Provides collaborative networks for all students that include parents/guardians, community members and school stakeholders.
  • Advocates and provides support for students to develop positive character traits and skills to become productive citizens and life-long learners.
  • Is evaluated by a counseling supervisor on school-specific goals.

And that all counselors in Fairfax High School:

  • Abide by the professional school counseling ethics as advocated by the American School Counselor Association.
  • Participate in professional development activities essential to maintain a quality school counseling program.