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School Counseling

Philosophy & Mission

The Fox Chapel Area School District counseling program:

  • Is standards driven and developmentally based
  • Is comprehensive and equally accessible to all students
  • Is focused on students' personal responsibility, basic need fulfillment, and individual decision making
  • Is planned and coordinated by the school counseling team
  • Is based on the importance of prevention while providing intervention and ongoing support
  • Is strengthened by the collaboration, communication, and support of the administration, staff, parents or guardians and community

The counselors in Fox Chapel Area School District believe:

  • All students have dignity, worth, and the potential to succeed
  • Support from home, school, and community enhances all students' opportunity to reach their potential
  • All students have individual differences that need to be addressed by all personnel through the use of teamwork and collaboration
  • The interdependent areas of academic, career, ethical, social, emotional, and physical development are equally important to all students
  • Abide by the ethical standards described by the American School Counselor Association
  • Act as advocates for all students
  • Provide and participate in professional development activities essential to maintain a quality school counseling program

Program Goals

Academic: School counselors will work the students and families to educate them regarding the relationship of academics to the world of work, life, home, and community.

Personal/Social: School counselors will assist each student in making decisions, setting goals, and exploring areas of interest in an effort to maximize each student's personal growth.

Career: School counselors will implement our career awareness development and planning curriculum to assist each student in making appropriate course selections, developing career awareness, and setting appropriate post-secondary goals.

Our Counselors

Dorseyville Middle School's counselors are assigned by grade level.

Online Resources