Counseling Department

Counseling Department 

School Phone Number: (760) 955-3300

School Fax: (760) 955-2329

 To schedule an appointment with your VVHS counselor

Please call or email Ms. Shahin at: 

(760) 955-3300 Ext. 31160 or kshahin@vvuhsd.org


VICTOR VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS

CCounselors

 


VISION STATEMENT

The school counselors at Victor Valley High School believe our comprehensive guidance and counseling program:

  1. Is a program providing a vital link to the total instructional system in the school.
  2. Is a program providing all students access to a school counselor to discuss personal concerns and initiate positive problem solving.
  3. Is a program proving all students access to information about academic, career planning and post-secondary career options.
  4. Has a curriculum based on the educational needs of every student.
  5. Is based on stated goals and delineated student standards (see ASCA standards).
  6. Is consistent with expected developmental stages of learning.
  7. Includes parent/guardians, teachers and community involvement.
  8. Is a program that encourages students and staff to recognize and appreciate the multi-cultural diversity, rights, responsibilities and unique contributions of self and others.
  9. Will encourage students to be lifelong learners by assisting them in achieving and setting goal.
  10. Will include counselor professional development as necessary to maintain quality programs. The professional mandates and guidelines proposed by the American School Counselor Association shall constitute minimal standards for a model school counseling program.

The ultimate goal of a school counseling program is to support the school’s academic mission – Teach them well, keep them safe, prepare them for the future.


CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

Individual counseling is, by nature, a personal and private interaction between the counselor and the student. Counselors work to establish trust and rapport, and must respect the student's privacy so that they are free to explore issues, feelings, and behaviors.

Confidentiality is an ethical requirement established by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA). Counselors are, however, obligated by law and ethics to report behaviors that indicate a student's welfare may be in jeopardy. Counselors are forthcoming about these limitations in what is called Informed Consent. The school counselor is obligated to break confidentiality where there is a potential harm to the student or others, concern of neglect or abuse, or a court of law that requires testimony of student records.

CEEB Code: 053660