School Counseling

Mission Statement

The Molalla River School District’s Comprehensive School Counseling Program is an integral component of the district’s overall educational program. Our licensed school counselors provide a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate program addressing the academic, career and personal/social needs of all students.

In partnership with other educators, parents, and the community, school counselors advocate for students to maximize potential while promoting individual uniqueness and multicultural diversity. Our program is designed to assist students in gaining the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become successful and responsible citizens.

Philosophy Statement

The Molalla River School District holds the Comprehensive School Counseling Program as an essential part of our district’s education program and mission. We believe that guidance and counseling services are vital in promoting the students’ abilities to live, learn, work and contribute to their communities. We understand that providing developmentally appropriate counseling services means the availability of guidance and counseling services from kindergarten through post high school planning. We believe that students can become successful, responsible, productive, life-long learners when:

  • All students have access to a state licensed school counselor;
  • All students have the right to participate in the school counseling program;
  • All students have dignity and worth;
  • Counselors, students, and families work in partnership to address the student’s educational goals;
  • Student differences and special needs are considered in planning and implementing the school counseling program;
  • Data is used to drive program development and evaluation;
  • The counseling program is developmental and sequential.