BHES School Counselor Mission, Vision, and Confidentiality Statements

School Counseling Department Vision Statement  

  • Beech Hill Elementary School students see themselves as life-long learners who enthusiastically accept challenges, courageously learn from mistakes, and develop resilience by overcoming setbacks.  Our students will continue to pursue academic excellence, having met or exceeded state, district, and school targets.  They will continue to excel in non-cognitive development through rigorous, relevant experiences that shape their futures.  Beech Hill Elementary School students will continually improve their skills, attitudes, and knowledge required for them to reach the optimum level of success in their personal development, relationships, and future careers.  They will be highly sought after as leaders and dedicated participants in the work force and community.

School Counseling Department Mission Statement

  • The Beech Hill Elementary School Counseling Department will provide multi-tiered and multi-domain support to maximize student leadership potential, personal/social development, academic achievement, and career awareness through implementation of a comprehensive developmental school counseling program that focuses on the enrichment of the whole child.  School counselors will collaborate with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community agencies to help all students enjoy a positive and safe educational experience. They will empower students through all-inclusive access to educational opportunities that will increase their worldview, grow them as leaders, and inspire them as life-long learners. 

Counselor Confidentiality Statement

  • The information students share with the counselor is confidential. The student's right to privacy is guarded as much as permitted by law, ethics, and school rules.  All meetings held with the counselor will remain confidential unless the student or parent gives permission to share information with related parties.  As Professional School Counselors, we respect the right to confidentiality of personal information disclosed during the course of conversation between ourselves and students, except in the following cases: 

      • If the student presents a danger to him or herself.
      • If the student presents a danger to others.
      • If the student has been abused by others, and/or if required to do so by court order.
      • If the student gives permission for the information to be shared.

    As mandated reporters, we are bound by Federal and State law to break confidentiality in the situations mentioned above and will do so to protect our students and to remain legally and ethically true to our profession.  The Professional School Counselor may consult with other school professionals but will only share information necessary to achieving the goals of the consultation.

    https://www.schoolcounselor.org/Standards-Positions/Position-Statements/ASCA-Position-Statements/The-School-Counselor-and-Confidentiality 

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