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Counseling Program


The Comprehensive School Counseling Program at Downtown Magnets High School aims to provide support and guidance to students throughout their high school career.


The counselors in DMHS believe:

·      All students have dignity and worth

·      All students have the right to participate in the school counseling program

·      All students’ ethnic, cultural, racial, sexual/gender difference and special needs are considered in planning and implementing the school counseling program


And that the DMHS school counseling program should:

·      Be based on specified goals and developmental student competencies for all students 9-12

·      Be planned and coordinated by school counseling teams in coordination with other school, parent or guardians and community agency stakeholders

·      Utilize the many combined resources of the community to deliver programs

·      Use data to drive program development and evaluation

·      Be evaluated by a counseling supervisor on specific goals and agreed-upon student competencies

·      Actively involve counseling team to monitor students results


And that all counselors in the Downtown Magnets High School:

·      Abide by the professional school counseling ethics as advocated by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA)

·      Participate in professional development activities essential to maintain a quality school counseling program