The mission of the Lake Windward Elementary Counseling Department is to build a comprehensive developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. Programs developed by the Lake Windward Counseling Department will be driven by the unique ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity of the entire student population with the end goal of removing barriers to student learning and encouraging achievement at the highest level for each student. Through a partnership with students, educators, parents, and the community, the Lake Windward Elementary Counseling Department will prepare students academically and socially to be productive members and leaders of society.
Students at Lake Windward are thinkers, learners and leaders who achieve at the highest level. All Lake Windward Elementary students will transition to middle school capable of successfully continuing on the path of college and career readiness. Because of the skills and knowledge that students gain at Lake Windward Elementary, they will be sought after and competitive in the global workforce. Supported by a comprehensive counseling program that works in conjunction with school staff, parents, local government and businesses, students at Lake Windward impact our community with a strong emphasis on empathy and a deep appreciation of diversity. The counseling program at Lake Windward Elementary will ensure that all students feel encouraged, supported and prepared to be high achieving thinkers, learners and leaders who take responsibility for their personal growth throughout their academic and professional careers.
The counselor at Lake Windward Elementary believes:
*All students have dignity and worth
*All students can achieve and be successful that will result in college and career success
*All students have different learning styles and are all able to learn
*Student developmental needs are best met by having access to a comprehensive counseling program
*Data must be analyzed and interpreted into goals that guide the development of the comprehensive school counseling program that is strategic, planned, managed, delivered and evaluated by a licensed professional school counselor
*All students, regardless of their cultural/racial differences and special needs, are considered during the planning and implementation process of the Lake Windward Elementary Counseling Program
*ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors empowers school counselors to make ethical decisions based on the uppermost moral principles to uphold the maximum development of every student.