HCS School Counseling
Homewood City Schools’ school counseling program is dedicated to preparing every student socially, academically, and emotionally for present and future challenges. The counseling program provides a proactive system designed to anticipate and facilitate student development, to include academic, career, and personal/social/emotional development. The program seeks to provide students with opportunities to gain an understanding of self and others, to participate in educational and occupational exploration, and to pursue career planning opportunities in an environment that is safe, caring, and encouraging. Counselors work in collaborative partnerships with students, educators, parents, and community members to educate and empower students to maximize their unique potential.
We believe that every student has the right to:
- experience respect and dignity as a human being and to benefit from school counseling program services;
- participate in activities that promote self-direction and self-development;
- make choices and accept responsibility for choices made; and
- participate in a comprehensive school counseling program designed to assist all students in attaining their maximum potential in academic, career, and personal/social development.
The Homewood City Schools’ school counseling program is an essential integrated component of the total instructional program through which students have maximum opportunity for academic, career, and personal/social development.
The school counseling program involves a planned, purposeful, and sequential program of activities that begins in kindergarten and continues through the twelfth grade.