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MMS Comprehensive School Counseling Program

LCMCISD Comprehensive School Counseling Program 


Mission Statement 

The mission of the LCMCISD Counseling Program is to empower every student to achieve academic success, social and emotional growth, and career readiness. LCMCISD School Counselors work collaboratively with all stakeholders to support and advocate for all students. 



The LCMCISD Counseling Program utilizes a comprehensive approach to support student success. Through individual and group counseling, classroom guidance, consultation, individual planning, and crisis management, the counseling program provides a proactive model to enhance academic success, social and emotional growth, and career development. 



Because the mission of LCMCISD is to graduate students who are future-ready, the LCMCISD Counseling Program will: 

  • Support the career, academic, and social/emotional development of all students. 
  • Identify and eliminate barriers that can impede student achievement. 
  • Promote a positive learning environment to facilitate success for all students. 
  • Make the most of the school counselor’s time and resources
  • Use current theories and professional trends in our school counseling program.



Assumptions for Students

· Students have individual needs in areas of academics, personal, social, and career development. All areas should be considered for each individual to meet the needs of the whole person.

· All students have potential to learn and need assistance in reaching their full potential.

· All students have access to the services of the counseling program and are served equally.

· Parents and students have distinct and diverse cultures that need to be considered.

· Students have a responsibility to engage in the educational opportunities provided to them.


Assumptions for Parents/Guardians

· Parents/Guardians play a vital role in the educational success of their students.

· Parents/Guardians support the educational opportunities provided to their students.

· Parents/Guardians work together with school personnel to advance the education of their students.



Assumptions for Staff

· School counselors are vital to public schools and maintain ethical standards.

· School counselors are highly qualified professionals with unique training to meet the needs of students in the areas of academic, career, personal and social development.

· Students are the priority of school counselors’ time and focus.

· The school counselor's time is spent in the most efficient and effective way through the implementation of a comprehensive counseling program and concentrated efforts are based on data.

· School administrators understand the counseling program and its priorities, and they create procedures to support these priorities.

· Teachers and school counselors work collaboratively to integrate the academic and counseling curriculum.


Assumptions about the Program:

· The counseling program is in compliance with TEC Chapter 32 and based upon the Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs, 5th Ed.

· The counseling program is a collaborative effort of all campus staff to ensure the optimal development of all students in the areas of academic success, personal and social development, and postsecondary readiness.

· A comprehensive counseling program is an essential element of students’ overall educational experiences.

· Program goals are based upon district and campus data and individual campus needs.

· The program includes accountability measures designed to evaluate the effectiveness of services and interventions.

· Time and opportunity for counseling program planning, implementation, and evaluation are provided.

· Appropriate resources and training are available to effectively implement the program.


Program Goals & Process

LCM CISD District Goals

Goal 1: Student Achievement: The District will continue to ensure success by developing self-sufficient, college, career-ready students in all academic areas.


Goal 2: Healthy/Safe Schools and Relationship with Stakeholders: LCMCISD will provide a safe and health learning/work environment to students and staff. Safety and health standards will be developed and implemented.  Students will be encouraged to participate in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities to promote school involvement.  Parents and the community will be notified of pertinent school-related issues and programs through District website, School Messenger, and social media.


Goal 3: Effective and Efficient Utilization of Personnel, Infrastructure, and Operations: The District will ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of instruction and maintain the infrastructure and physical plan to the highest standards.  The District will continue to recruit, employ, and retain teaching, administrative, and support staff that are fully certified and highly qualified. Operational process, including technology integration, will be reviewed annually to assure resources are being utilized as effectively as possible.


Mauriceville Middle School Campus Goals

Goal 1-A: MMS overall all student average score in reading will go from 67% to 70% in approaches and 37% to 40% in meets.

Goal 1-B: MMS overall all student average score in math will go from 74% to 76% in approaches and 38% to 39% in meets.

Goal 1-C: MMS will increase the use of data analysis to drive instruction and closely monitor special education students, 504, and all other sub-populations.

Goal 1-D: The "All Students" subgroup will increase from 70% to 72% in the "All Subjects" category.

Goal 2-A: During the 2021-2022 school year, our campus will focus on communication between home and school.

Goal 2-B: All students will be physically and emotionally safe on campus and at all school sponsored events.

Goal 2-C: Provide course counseling for students (specifically 8th grade) to gain a better understanding of available course and extracurricular offerings at MMS and HS. Students will work directly with MMS and HS Counselors and staff to help meet this need.

Goal 2-D: MMS will prepare students for success at the UIL Academic District Meet which will be hosted by our campus this year.

Goal 3-A: Provide a technology rich learning environment aligned with state curriculum standards to empower students to be successful members of a global and digital workforce. Provide professional development to teachers and administrators to address needs identified by campus and district needs assessments and data analysis.

 Goal 3-B: By May 2022, one hundred percent of professional and paraprofessional staff will meet certification requirements.


Results of Needs Assessment: MMS

Student Survey: xxxxTotal students in grades 6-8 completed the survey

100% Know who the school counselor is

75% Feel comfortable reaching out to the school counselor with personal issues

90% Feel supported by the school counselor

80% Reported feeling safe at school

80% Agree the school counselor helps them develop socially and emotionally

Top 5 student concerns:

  • Depression/Anxiety/Suicide
  • Bullying and Peer Relations
  • Stress Management
  • Social Skills
  • Career Exploration





The MMS Counselor Advisory Team (CAT) reviewed the following data:

  • Student assessment surveys
  • Staff assessment surveys
  • Parent assessment surveys
  • The Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs


The CAT found the following patterns in the data:

  • The school counselor is in line with the recommended Texas Counseling Association program requirements.
  • Top five concerns were the same for parents, students, and staff


MMS Counseling Program Goals:

Based on data collected, the MMS CAT has made the following program goals.

#1 The school counselor will increase classroom visits to one visit per month.

#2 The school counselor will implement more small group counseling groups.

#3 The school counselor will offer and oversee trainings to help teachers identify students who need school counseling referrals and/or mental health services.


Examples of the Program’s delivery components:

Guidance Curriculum: Provide guidance content to teach all students how to develop transferrable skills for daily living. This will be done through classroom visits and through small group sessions.

Responsive Services: Addresses students’ concerns that impact their educational, career, personal, and social development. This will be done through individual counseling sessions based on referrals.

Individual Planning: Assists students in planning and managing their individual educational, career, personal, and social development. This can be done through consulting with a RTI, 504, LPAC, or ARD committee. It can also be done through individual sessions.

System Support: Identify and coordinate resources and activities on campus and in the community that indirectly benefit students.


Counseling Program Calendar of Events:



Guidance Curriculum Lesson Topic - Meet the school counselor


Major Projects/Events -

  • Create yearly counseling calendar (individual sessions will be all throughout the year)
  • Plan 1st semester guidance lessons
  • Needs assessments for Parents, Teachers, and Students



Guidance Curriculum Lesson Topic – Emotions and How to Handle Them

Major Projects/Events-

  • Finalize Comprehensive school counseling plan for current school year
  • Collect data for identifying At-Risk students
  • Consult with teachers on student concerns
  • Plan campus wide service project: Collecting money and school supplies for Upper Little Calliou Elementary in Louisiana
  • Crisis prevention



Guidance Curriculum Lesson Topic –


Major Projects/Events-

  • Continue to collect data for identifying At-Risk students
  • Meet with grade level teams to develop intervention plans for At-Risk students
  • Deadline for At-Risk identification, data entry, and intervention planning
  • Advise with student council and other campuses for Red Ribbon Week activities
  • Bullying Prevention month
  • Unity Day



Guidance Curriculum Lesson Topic –


Major Projects/Events-

  • Plan Christmas Assistance program



Guidance Curriculum Lesson Topic – Suicide Prevention

Major Projects/Events-

  • Christmas deliveries needy students
  • Plan 2nd semester guidance lessons



Guidance Curriculum Lesson Topic -  

Major Projects/Events-

  • Staff Development Day for Parent/Teacher Conferences



Guidance Curriculum Lesson Topic –


Major Projects/Events-

  • STAAR Field testing – 8th grade ELA



Guidance Curriculum Lesson Topic –

Major Projects/Events-



Guidance Curriculum Lesson Topic –

Major Projects/Events-



Guidance Curriculum Lesson Topic –

Major Projects/Events-

  • EOY comprehensive school counseling program – evaluation, analysis, revisions, creation for next year