The mission of Student Support Services is supported by the following beliefs:
We believe that each person, as a child of God, possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and recognition, regardless of academic and physical needs, social, cultural, racial, ethnic, and socio-economic background, or sexual orientation.
We believe that each person inherently desires relationships with others in which stability and love can lead to mutual growth.
We believe that people can enrich each other's lives and personal competencies through sharing their unique perspectives and experiences with each other.
We believe that counseling is an effective means to help students to understand and clarify their intuitive sense of what is in their own best interests.
We believe that counselors are most effective in teaching people the lessons of understanding, acceptance, empathy, and love when those qualities are modeled in the behaviors of an available, dedicated, and professional staff of counselors who share a common vision of life and set of values.
Student Support Services provides students and parents the availability of professional counselors. Counseling sessions are offered to students and parents to assist with any academic, social, emotional, relationship, or family matter. Counselors can assist students and parents with clarifying problems, defining alternative choices in situations, and providing information that may affect the situation. Counselors do not make decisions for either students or parents nor are they responsible for changing class schedules or making decisions on disciplinary matters. Counselors act as supportive advocates for students and parents and are available to help with any situation presented to them.