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    • The mission of the Chapel Hill - Carrboro City Schools’ School Counseling Program is to support and promote the social, emotional and educational development needed for all students to become healthy, productive, and contributing members of our society.

    • The mission of the CHCCS middle school counseling program is to provide a comprehensive counseling program addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of all students.

    • Middle school counselors are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement.

    • In partnership with other educators, parents or guardians, and the community, middle school counselors facilitate the support system to ensure all students in CHCCS have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society. 


  • The vision of Smith Middle School counseling program is for all students to become successful lifelong learners who achieve at the highest academic level, while accomplishing their personal/social and career goals.  Our students will graduate from college or a post-secondary program ready to enter the 21st century workforce and prepared to overcome the challenges associated with a constantly changing world. Our students will be caring, responsible, productive, globally minded citizens accepting of all people regardless of cultural or socio-economic differences. Our students will be contributing members of society who use critical thinking skills to help enhance the world around them.


    • All students are capable of learning and being successful

    • All students have the right to participate in a comprehensive school counseling program delivered by certified school counseling professionals

    • All students should feel safe, valued, and connected within their school community

    • All students should be treated as individuals

    • School counseling programs should be data driven and designed, implemented, and evaluated based on the needs of the school community

    • Students should be encouraged to aspire to their highest potential

    • All students should be respected regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, or gender identity/orientation

    • School counselors should be advocates for all students

    • School counselors should be leaders within the school and facilitate connections between school and home

    • Smith counselors adhere to the ethical guidelines in keeping with the professional standards