The Counseling Department considers it a privilege to offer academic,
social, emotional, and spiritual guidance to the young women whom we serve.
The counselors believe that a student’s safety and overall health and wellbeing
are of paramount importance. The counselors believe that students have a right
to privacy and confidentiality. An authentic and purposeful counseling
relationship requires a foundation of trust between student and counselor. The
counselors strive to uphold this trust and will respect and protect every student’s right to privacy unless legally obligated to act otherwise. For instance, the law requires that school counselors take action if students engage in behavior that presents clear and imminent danger to themselves or those around them. The law also states that school counselors operate as mandated reporters and, as such, are required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect. Furthermore, school counselors are required to respond to court orders, such as subpoenas.