Bear Valley School Counselors follow the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) standards and encourage the following mindsets for all students:
Belief in the development of the whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional, and physical well-being
Self-confidence in the ability to succeed
Sense of belonging in the school environment
Understanding that postsecondary education and life-long learning are necessary for long-term career success
Belief in using abilities to their fullest to achieve high-quality results and outcomes
Positive attitude toward work and learning
Counselors work with students to maintain academic progress and seek assistance when needed. The focus is on organization skills, time management, and following through on assignment completion. Counselors present guidance lessons to students explaining GPA, test results, and academic goals. 8th Grade High School Orientation will take place in the spring.
Students have the opportunity to explore career pathways including career interests; identify career choices; academic courses needed for college and career technical schools and learn about the real world of daily, monthly, and yearly expenses.
In order to support students' personal and social development, BVMS counselors provide the following: classroom guidance curriculum lessons promoting school/personal success; initiate referrals to community agencies for mental health counseling or support groups; and, provide school support through individual or group counseling.