Middle School Counseling

American Community School Counseling Mission Statement

As student advocates, ACS counselors work in partnership with students, educators, parents and the community, to foster an inclusive and collaborative school environment central to the success of the ACS mission. ACS counselors provide an accessible program that is comprehensive, developmentally appropriate and addresses the academic, career, and social/emotional development of all students.

ACS counselors believe:

  • Every student has the right to have a caring adult advocate
  • Every student should feel safe, supported, and accepted
  • Every student is unique, capable, and developing as an individual
  • Every student, with support, possesses the ability to advocate for themselves and generate solutions to problems
  • Students learn through a variety of learning styles, depth and comprehension
  • Students should maintain balance with their academic and non-academic lives
  • Counselors should work within professional counseling code of ethics and adhere to standards of confidentiality
  • Our counseling program requires continual review and revision in order to meet the needs of the school