School Counselor: Megan Holder



  • All children are unique and should be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Every student can succeed.
  • Learning is a lifelong process.
  • Family is the foundation of society.
  • Education is necessary for personal and societal advancement.
  • Excellence is always worth the effort.
  • A safe environment is a basic human need essential for learning
  • Every student needs appropriate personal and social-skills to achieve optimum benefits from their education.
  • A comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program is not a supportive service, but an integral part of the total education program.
  • A comprehensive developmental guidance program must use data to accurately assess and meet the unique needs of the school and our students.
  • The implementation of the developmental guidance program must be guided by ethical standards.

Mission Statement

Alma's school counseling program will develop and provide comprehensive developmental guidance that supports students' academic, career, and personal/social development. Working collaboratively with families and the community to establish a desire to learn, provide academic excellence, and promote a lasting appreciation of knowledge, which will develop successful, respectful, and responsible citizens.

Program Goals

At the elementary level, the guidance and counseling program promotes personal, social, and academic skills that are necessary to be successful. It emphasizes responsible decision-making, coping strategies, self-understanding, and career development.

Student Competencies

Student competencies will follow the ASCA National Model Mindsets and Behaviors and Student Standards as well as the South Carolina Developmental Guidance and Counseling Model Standards.

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