One of the essential aspects of the foundation for a school counseling program is the mission statement. The mission statement gives overall direction and vision to the program. The statement should be specific, concise and clear as to the intent of the school counseling program. The mission of the school counseling program is aligned with the mission of the school or district. A philosophy statement provides a clear succinct declaration of the mission of the school counseling program. The statement is aligned with the established philosophy of the school district and clearly delineates that the school counseling program is for all students.
ICTC Vision Statement:
Indian Capital Technology develops world-class workers.
ICTC Mission Statement:
Indian Capital Technology Center prepares people for success in the workplace.
School Counseling Mission Statement:
The mission of the ICTC counseling program is to provide a comprehensive counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students.
Partnering with other student services professionals, ICTC school counselors are professional student advocates who assist students in acquiring competencies and to guide them toward developing into contributing members of our society.
School Counseling Philosophy Statement:
The school counseling program provides a bridge between students, teachers and administrators. All students have open access to the counselor and all guidance related activities. Every student at ICTC is valued as a unique individual and collectively enhances the diverse student population where students of all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds, cultures, races, sexual orientations, and special needs are celebrated. We believe that given proper support, all students can achieve at high levels according to their strengths, can maximize his/her potential, has equal access, and has the opportunity to succeed in further education or a career.
School Counseling Goals
A written goal statement provides a clear declaration of the general outcomes to which the
school counseling program is committed. The goals answer the question, “What do counselors want students to know and be able to do as a result of their participation in the school counseling program?” From another perspective, the question is, “How are students different as a result of the school counseling program?”
The school counseling program facilitates development in three broad areas: academic, career and personal/social development. Each area of student development encompasses a desired outcome or goal. The American School Counselor Association has developed national standards (goals) for each of these three areas of student development. ICTC has adopted the nine ASCA national standards as the goals for the School Counseling Program. The nine goals noted below
are grouped by the three domains of student development, and are referred to as the content of the ICTC Comprehensive School Counseling Program.
1. Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective
learning in school and across the life span.
2. Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options, including college.
3. Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home and in community.
4. Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge
of self and to make informed career decisions.
5. Students will employ strategies to achieve future career success and satisfaction.
6. Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education and training and the world of work.
7. Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and interpersonal skills to help them
understand and respect self and others.
8. Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to achieve goals.
9. .Students will understand safety and survival skills