Counseling


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Desert Ridge Counseling Department Mission Statement:
The mission of the Desert Ridge High School Counseling Department is to foster the intellectual, emotional, social, and career development of all students. School counselors design and deliver effective curriculum, programs and services so that all students may utilize the tools that will enable them to be responsible and productive citizens in a rapidly changing world. They help students identify their abilities and interests, strengthen their decision-making and coping skills, and develop an approach to life that is uniquely their own.
Desert Ridge Counseling Department Vision Statement:
The students at Desert Ridge High School are hardworking and goal oriented learners who graduate ready to meet post-secondary challenges. Through a comprehensive school counseling program, all students are given the tools and opportunities necessary for academic and personal growth.Partnerships are created between the school, families, and community to foster educational achievement. Desert Ridge graduates are productive citizens who continually strive for success and have a positive impact in our school and community.

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Counseling Services
Desert Ridge Counselors provide student services based on the American School Counselor Association National Model. These services include:
  • -Providing the school guidance curriculum, which is based on academic planning, career exploration and personal/social skills
  • -Individual and/or small group advisement
  • -Crisis Counseling
  • -Individual and small-group counseling--Please note that school counselors do not provide therapy. When necessary, referrals are made to appropriate community resources.

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