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School-Based Counseling


RUSD School Counseling Vision Statement

Students served by the RUSD Comprehensive Counseling Program successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, and productive citizen leaders. They are equipped to fulfill their dreams through problem solving, critical thinking, innovation, and life-long learning.

RUSD Counseling Mission Statement

RUSD School Counselors aim to identify missed opportunities and close achievement gaps by utilizing a multi-tier multi-domain system of support to meet the needs of ALL students and empower them through social-emotional learning, academic development, and career exploration.

What is a School Counseling Program?

A school counseling program:

  • Reaches every student
  • Is comprehensive in scope
  • Is preventative in design
  • Is developmental in nature
  • Is an integral part of the total educational program for student success
  • Selects measurable student competencies based on local needs in the areas of academic, college/career, and social/emotional domains
  • Has a delivery system that includes tier 1 curriculum, individual planning, responsive services and system support
  • Is implemented by a credentialed school counselor
  • Is conducted in collaboration with all educational partners
  • Uses data to drive program decisions
  • Monitors student progress
  • Measures both process and outcome results and analyzes critical data elements
  • Shares successes with educational partners
How are students impacted through the school counseling program?
Check out the ASCA Student Standards to learn more about how students' mindset and behaviors are impacted by our school counselors.

ASCA National Model and Updates Related to your school counselor:

Redlands USD School Counseling programs is aligned to the ASCA National Model as a way to ensure that counselors implement a universal plan that is relevant for their individual school communities. The ASCA National Model answers the question of “what do counselors do? “, but focuses on “how are students different as a result of what they do.”

The model provides an evidenced-based framework for designing, coordinating, implementing, managing and evaluating counseling services for students. It is not centered on “some” students but provides something for “all” students.

The ASCA National Model will help schools be more preventive in design, developmental in nature, provide comprehensive delivery, and support the promotion of student competencies. Schools will have a list of indicators that highlight student learning outcomes. Students will be able to gain skills that contribute to effective learning in school, but also span to the world of work, life and community.

Counselors are in a position to call attention to situations in schools that impede and pose barriers to student success. Counselors in RUSD will  use the ASCA National Model as a way to identify issues and develop solutions that remove student barriers. Parents can look forward to proactive counselor involvement with a balanced delivery of service that includes a firm foundation, a comprehensive management system and increased accountability for counselors to performance standards. For more information visit the American School Counselor Association or contact the RCSS Department.