The National Standards for School Counseling Programs facilitate student development in three broad areas:
The purpose of a counseling program in a school setting is to promote and enhance the learning process. The goal of the program is to enable all students to achieve success in school and to develop into contributing members of our society.
Students may self-refer to the counseling center or be referred by peers, staff, parents, and /or community agencies. Each HMS Neighborhood is assigned a specific counselor, but the counselors are flexible regarding requests that best meet the needs of individual students.