The primary goal of the Danville Community Middle School (DCMS) Counseling Program is to guide the personal development of the students. By helping students explore available options and the possible outcomes resulting from these options, the counselors will help students feel more confident in making decisions concerning their own development: Personally, Academically, and Socially.
The counselors will engage in individual and group counseling, endeavoring to promote personal growth by:
- helping the student understand and accept himself/herself as an individual by developing an awareness of unique ideas, feelings, values, needs in a complex society,
- providing various forms of information and resources to deal with a particular student's educational needs,
- providing an opportunity to learn how to interact positively with peers through communication, listening, understanding, and accepting others.
The counselors plan and facilitate monthly guidance lessons on: Character Education, Academic Achievement/Career Exploration, and Bullying Prevention.The Guidance Counselors work directly with the faculty, students, and the students' parents/guardians to facilitate academic success and personal development of the students at DCMS.