orco High School Counseling Program
To prepare student graduates who are: RESPONSIBLE, RESOURCEFUL AND READY TO ACHIEVE in school, after graduation and ultimately as lifelong learners and contributors in an increasingly diverse, complex and evolving society.
R.O.A.R.S. (like a Cougar) - Relationships, Opportunities, Advocacy, Relevancy, and Self-Concept
We believe that building trusting RELATIONSHIPS is the cornerstone for high student achievement and success.We believe in counseling our students in a manner that maximizes their future OPPORTUNITIES and options. We believe that student ADVOCACY is essential to keep things equitable and equal for all students.We believe in providing students with RELEVANT information, tools and counsel/instruction that are current with societal trends and developments. We believe in developing students with a healthy SELF-CONCEPT, cultivating students who can think about, evaluate, perceive and ultimately believe in themselves and their potential.
Our Mission Statement:
WE ARE... a comprehensive (9th-12th) school counseling program that strives to do what is in the best interest of our students, families and school site. Our goal is to guide and support students and families in reaching for and achieving their personal, career and academic goals meeting them at their appropriate developmental level.
WE ARE... a team that approaches student education, success and growth collaboratively. A collective effort is given to building our program, providing services and resolving student issues. Counselors often work with administrators, staff, students, parents, family and community members to assist students to the best of our ability.
WE ARE... a team that reviews and analyzes relevant and meanigful information to drive our decisions. We also attend professional development so that we can bring new ideas, current trends and best practices to our students.
WE ARE... a team dedicated to evaluating our actions (program) to ensure we are giving our students quality information and assistance.