BMS Counseling Mission Statement...
Our mission as Brownstown Middle School Counselors is to advocate for all students and provide a comprehensive program that will assist them in acquiring the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to become effective students, responsible community members, productive workers and lifelong learners. School counselors are an integral part of the school community who address the personal/social, academic and career needs of all students. School counselors collaborate with students, teachers, administrators, and families to deliver a Comprehensive School Counseling Program. Counselors are able to reach ALL students by using the Michigan Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program (MCGCP).
The Michigan Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program (MCGCP) is delivered to students through the four main components:
Individual Student Planning
All activities included in a school counseling program fit into one of the four components of the delivery system.
• The Guidance Curriculum component provides a vehicle to systematically deliver knowledge and skills to every student through classroom guidance lessons which address standards of personal/social, academic, and career exploration.
• The Individual Student Planning component provides school counselors the opportunity to work closely with all students and their parents/guardians to plan, monitor, and understand the academic growth and development of the student.
• The Responsive Services component responds to students direct, immediate concerns and includes, but is not limited to, individual and small group counseling, crisis counseling, referrals, and consultation with parents or guardians, teachers, or other professional specialists.
• The Systems Support component enables the school counseling program to be effective through a variety of support activities including professional development, consultation, collaboration and teaming, and program management and operations.