Mission & Philosophy

MISSION STATEMENT

The Ledyard High School Counseling and Guidance Department strives to give each student individual attention and encouragement to achieve his or her unique potential. Our mission is to prepare each student to become a lifelong learner and responsible citizen through information and activities that focus on his or her academic, personal, social and career needs.

PHILOSOPHY

The Ledyard High School Counseling and Guidance Department program is founded on the belief that each student is unique and capable of personal growth and self direction. Our program strives to provide a range of experiences highlighting individual students’ interests, goals and aptitudes. School counseling fosters effective communication skills, nurtures a student’s sense of self awareness and encourages students to take responsibility for their educational, career and life choices. Our comprehensive and effective school counseling program is collaborative in nature and depends on the continuing support of students, parents, school staff and the community.

GOALS

Academic development

  1. Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
  2. Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post secondary options, including college.
  3. Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home and in the community.

Career development

  1. Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
  2. Students will employ strategies to achieve future career success and satisfaction.
  3. Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education and training and the world of work.

Personal/social development

  1. Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
  2. Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to achieve goals.
  3. Students will understand safety and survival skills.