Counseling Mission Statement
The mission of the International Academy counseling department is to build productive relationships, empower students to achieve self-reliance, self-discover, and self-reflection and support and guide students as they pursue their educational and personal goals. The counselors provide academic, personal and college counseling and serve as the liaison between the students, parents and faculty.
Role of a School Counselor
Parents, the press, administrators and the general public often wonder just what it is that school counselors do on a daily basis. Gone are the days of school counselors sitting in their office simply handing out college applications, making schedule changes for students who want to drop a class or meeting with the troublemakers in the school. Today’s school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today’s students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. –The American School Counselor Association