The Guidance Department at Villa Joseph Marie High School is a support team whose purpose is to assist and encourage the development of individual strengths related to planning and decision making; to help students set, clarify, and act upon their educational, social, and career goals; and to encourage personal growth and academic excellence.
The Department recognizes and values the unique qualities of each student; will seek to assist each student with personal concerns; and will guide and counsel and/or refer both students and their parents to appropriate professionals when deemed necessary for a student’s well-being.
The Department endeavors to create an open, trusting environment which will encourage students to become more fully aware of self – one’s strengths, goals, needs and responsibilities. Guidance personnel recognize the importance of parents and counseling staff working in concert to ensure a strong, effective partnership while maintaining high ethical and professional confidentiality standards. The Department provides learning and support opportunities for both parents and students via individual and group guidance/counseling and parent workshops.