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Berkmar High School Counseling Department Mission
The mission of Berkmar High School counselors is to provide a comprehensive, 9-12 guidance and counseling program that offers developmentally appropriate activities and ensures the academic, personal, social and career success of its students. The program’s focus is proactive and preventative in nature and will provide students the skills for life-long learning and success. The program is developed according to professional standards and best practices.
Berkmar High School Counseling Department Philosophy
The Gwinnett County Public Schools Board of Education adheres to the philosophy that its students acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful as they continue their education at the postsecondary level and/or enter the workforce. Pursuant to this vision, the philosophy of the Berkmar High School guidance program is that it will be an essential and integral component of the educational process. This assumption is built upon the belief that all students, as a result of a comprehensive guidance and counseling program, can meet educational, personal, and social objectives that will enable students to become successful, responsible and contributing citizens.
A student has the right to privacy and confidentiality. A counseling relationship requires an atmosphere of trust and confidence between the student and counselor. Confidentiality ensures that disclosures will not be divulged to others except when authorized by the student or when there is a clear and present danger to the student and/or to other persons (ASCA, 2005) GA Law 49-5-41.