Vision & Mission Statement
The school counseling Service vision statement shares the outcomes school counselors hope to see for their students in the future as a result of the school counseling Service.
Development of a vision statement:
- Creates a clear picture of success for all students
- Describes the future world where student outcomes are successfully achieved
- States the outcomes desired for all students that are 5 to 15 years away
- Aligns with the school and district vision statement
- Complies with any applicable State and Federal laws
(Source: ASCA National Model, 4th ed., p. 30)
The mission statement provides the foundation for achieving the vision. In other words, the mission statement is a tool that communicates to all stakeholders the overall purpose of the school counseling Service.
Development of a mission statement:
- Creates a clear focus for the school counseling Service to reach the vision
- Describes the school counseling Service’s overarching focus or purpose
- Aligns with the school’s mission statement and may show linkage to district and state department of education mission statements
- Emphasizes equity, access and success for every student
- Indicate the long-range results desired for all students
(Source: ASCA National Model 4th edit. p 31)
Mission statement samples can be found in the ASCA National Model Implementation Guide.