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.