Statement of Philosophy

Southington Public Schools

The Southington Public Schools’ Comprehensive School Counseling Program, which is an integral part of the total education process, is designed to address the developmental needs of all students. Through a planned and sequential program, each student will develop his/her individual potential in the areas of academic development, personal, social development and career development. Respectful of individual differences, the program assists and supports students as they begin to understand themselves, develop decision making skills, problem solving skills and plan for the future. Counselors function in a number of different capacities: counselor, consultant, teacher, manager and role model. Counselors work as a team in conjunction with teachers, administrators, parents/guardians and the community to assist students to be successful academically, and to develop into productive members of society.