Counseling & Guidance Services
The Baldwin County Public School System's counseling and guidance program is comprehensive in scope, preventive in design, and developmental in nature. The ASCA (American School Counselor Association) National Model: A Framework for School Counseling and the State of Alabama's Counseling Plan form the fundamentals of Baldwin County's Comprehensive Counseling Plan. Furthermore, the guidance program includes the following four components: Guidance Curriculum, Individual Planning, Responsive Services and System Support.
Currently, the Baldwin County School System employs 84 counselors. Each counselor within the district has met Highly Qualified certification in the field of school counseling. The counseling and guidance program of Baldwin County Public Schools is an integral part of the total school instructional program. It is comprised of all programs that occur at the school to promote academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. Each school has a Guidance Advisory Council which meets at least twice a year to plan programming and to develop goals and evaluate outcomes for the year. The Guidance Advisory Council is comprised of school staff, school administrators, parents, and students.
The Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Plan for Baldwin County Schools is the basis for the development for an effective counseling and guidance program at the district and individual school level. This document provides the foundation upon which students, parents/guardians, educators, and the local community build partnerships for collaboration in providing productive counseling and guidance services that prepare all students to function successfully in the 21st century.