Our Mission Statement

Joseph A. Foran High School provides a comprehensive school counseling program with services to all students in Grades 9-12.  School counselors support the district's mission to prepare each student to meet high academic standards and to complete school fully prepared to choose from an array of postsecondary options.  

What is a School Counselor?

School counselors are professionals with training and skills to support students' potential for healthy growth in the areas of academic, personal/social, and career development.

What do School Counselors do?

School counselors:

  • Work directly with students and work on students' behalf through collaboration with parents, other school profressionals and community members.
  • Address students' academic and personal needs and design approaches to help students chart a course for their lives and careers beyond school.
  • Provide academic, personal, social, career and college counseling.
  • Provide counseling interventions designed to support student growth and the achievement of goals.
  • Provide crisis intervention services.
  • Assist students and their parents in planning for a transition to the next grade or school and in course selection for the higher grades.
  • Provide consultation and communication with parents/guardians to support students' academic success.
  • Provide advocacy for students.
  • Provide consultation to school staff.

Counselors accomplish their work with students through:

  • Direct services to students individually and in group settings.
  • Individual student planning.
  • Class instruction based on the comprehensive school counseling curriculum.
  • Preventative and responsive interventions.
  • Consultation with parents, school and community.

The aim of the comprehensive school counseling program is to promote students' academic, social and emotional growth and to encourage healthy development across the school years.  Our counselors are here to help parents with concerns regarding their child's development.  Feel free to contact your child's school counselor whenever you have a  question or concern about your child or if you would like more information about the school counseling program.