SMDS School Counseling Program

Michael Adams School Counselor

Welcome Students, Parents, and Guests!

My name is Mr. Michael Adams, the school counselor for the Second Mesa Day School Bobcats. I am Hopi/Tewa from the village of Tewa and represent the Parrot/Katsina clan. I am honored to be serving the Hopi/Tewa community and look forward to developing a school we can all be proud of.

What is a School Counselor?

"Professional school counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to challenges presented by today's diverse student population. School counselors work with students, parents and school staff to assist students in becoming successful learners." -American School Counseling Association

School counselors help students to strive in three areas: 1. Personal/Social Growth 2. Academic Growth 3. College/Career readiness

 


Second Mesa Day School Comprehensive School Counseling Program

Vision Statement

The vision of the Second Mesa Day School Counseling Department is that all stakeholders will work together collaboratively to achieve excellence in education by creating a positive learning environment that fosters student individuality and equity and the empowers every student to reach their highest potential. Every student will acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to graduate from high school, succeed in college and succeed in a career. Every students will be equipped with the passion and skillset to pursue their individual goals with character and authenticity, while adding value back to their communities.

Mission Statement

The mission of Second Mesa Day School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive, data-driven, and relevant school counseling program that addresses the academic, social/emotional, and career readiness needs of all students. The school counselor will work in collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators, and community members to create a positive school culture which recognizes individual differences and learning styles and that fosters the acquisition of skills, attitudes, and knowledge that will lead each student to reach their destination "Graduation."

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