Mission Statement:

In partnership with the community, the Comprehensive Guidance and
Counseling Program promotes student academic achievement, career development, personal-social growth and community involvement, so
each student may become a contributing citizen, productive worker and
life-long learner in a changing and increasingly diverse world.

Philosophy Statement:

            Salem-Keizer Public Schools believes that our Comprehensive Guidance
and Counseling Program is an essential and integral part of our district’s

education program.  We acknowledge that guidance and counseling is coordinated with all educators within schools and articulated between schools at all levels. We understand that guidance and counseling is vital for our students to achieve personalized, relevant learning and to develop meaningful educational plans while in school and beyond. We believe that growth and learning are developmental and, therefore the guidance and counseling program must be developmental and sequential. We believe that each student needs the academic, career, personal-social, and community involvement knowledge and skills for success in school and life, which a comprehensive guidance and counseling program can provide. We recognize that the program content must be integrated into the curriculum and other services, and must involve parents and the broader community.