School Counseling

Last Updated: 12/2/2020 5:42 PM

Welcome to The BVLS School Counselor Corner!



 High School Counseling

 Middle School Counseling

  Elementary Counseling






Vision/Mission Statement


The Buckeye Valley Local Schools Counseling Department will promote a culture of excellence that will build on our traditions, respect our diversity, and partner with stakeholders for a stronger community.


The mission of the School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program that empowers students to embrace the challenges of our global society. Through a collaborative partnership with students, family, school, and community, we will foster the growth of every student’s academic, career, and personal and social development, while respecting diversity and encouraging future success.


Philosophy & Beliefs


Buckeye Valley Local Schools adheres to the philosophy that the School Counseling Program is an essential and integral part of student education. Given the proper support, we believe that all students can learn and achieve at high levels, both academically and social-emotionally, and that prepares them for adulthood and future career aspirations.


The School Counselors in the Buckeye Valley Local Schools District believe:

  • Every student is valued and is treated with dignity and respect

  • All students have access to high-quality school counseling services, provided by a full-time, licensed professional school counselor

  • All students’ ethnic, cultural, racial, and socioeconomic differences and special needs are considered in the planning and implementation of the school counseling program

  • All students can expect that school is a safe and nurturing environment

The Comprehensive School Counseling and Career Advising Program:

  • Is an integral part of the total educational process of the Buckeye Valley Local Schools

  • Is preventative and proactive in nature

  • Is planned, coordinated, managed, and evaluated by the School Counselors and advisors

  • Is available to all students to assist them with personal/social, academic, and college and career counseling needs and goals

  • Stimulates student learning

  • Encourages supportive, positive parental involvement in the schools

  • Helps build a positive school environment by encouraging collaboration among counselors, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community to further student achievement

  • Is continuously refined and improved through systematic review and evaluation of student performance data


All Counselors in Buckeye Valley Local Schools:


  • Are guided by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) Ethical Standards for School Counselors and the Counseling Principles of Good Practice of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

  • Engage in scholarly professional development activities

  • Work as an advocate for all students