Welcome to School Counseling Services of the School District of Lee County Florida. This website is designed to provide parents and teachers solutions to the "difficult years." Please contact us with any suggestions or comments.
Beliefs
The School District of Lee County school counselors believe all students can achieve their highest potential.  Lee County school counselors are the leaders, advocates, collaborators and agents of change in maximizing student academic achievement, social/emotional development and college and career readiness through systemic change.  Lee County school counselors believe a data-driven comprehensive school counseling program is the foundation of student success.
Vision Statement
Students will develop the mindsets and behaviors that contribute to academic achievement,
informed college and career decisions and productive social/emotional relationships.
Mission Statement
The mission of Lee County school counselors is to promote academic, college and career readiness and
social/emotional development for all students through a comprehensive school counseling program that concentrates on
academic achievement and success across the lifespan.

About Us

Counseling and guidance programs have undergone an evolution over several decades. Traditional approaches to guidance are characterized as process oriented, driven by crisis, and serving special populations only. These approaches are no longer relevant for today's needs. Many of the nation's problems can be addressed through prevention and early intervention. Currently, learning effectiveness and efficiency are being highlighted to accomplish the goal of educating responsible and productive citizens who have a global consciousness. More than ever, comprehensive counseling and guidance programs are critical to help prepare students to meet the challenges of the future.

Classroom Guidance Lessons: This helps students understand themselves and others. Through classroom guidance, school counselors help students develop peer relationships; effective social, decision-making, and study skills; effective communications, conflict resolution, and coping strategies; and more.

Individual Student Planning: This helps students set goals, establish academic and career plans, understand their own strengths and weaknesses, and prepare for the transition to the next stage of their life.

Responsive Services: This assists students with particular needs such as adjusting to a new school, coping with grief following a crisis, and dealing with substance abuse or other risky behaviors. These services are provided through individual and small group counseling, peer facilitation and consultation, and referrals to professionals trained in mental health, welfare, and other specialties.

System Support: This enhances school climate and relationships among members of the school community. School Counselors coordinate parent outreach services, community support services, and consultations with other faculty and staff.

School District of Lee County K-12 Comprehensive School Counseling Plan 2016-2017