School Counseling

Mission Statement

As school counselors, our mission is to support all students with acquiring the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible and positive citizens, productive workers, and lifelonglearners.

Goals Statement

The ultimate goal of the school counseling program at Smith Academy is student learning and achievement. The program's design, delivery system, and content focuses on enhancing the ability of all individuals to utilize the educational opportunities available to them, and includes the elements of school counseling curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services and system support. The three domains which the school counseling program embraces - academic development, personal/social growth, and career development - cannot be addressed without learning taking place. The Smith Academy comprehensive school counseling program focuses on what all students, from 7th through 12th grade, should know, understand, and be able to do within these domains in order to develop into contributing members of our society. The school counseling curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services and system support are the vehicles through which this is accomplished.

- Adapted 2005

School Guidance Counselor: Ms. Casey Pescitelli, M.Ed, CAGS

School Adjustment Counselor: Mr. Paul Roud, Ph.D.