Counseling Program Overview

  • The Papillion La Vista Community Schools Counseling Program developed by the Counseling Staff, 7-12, is an integral part of the educational process and addresses the academic, career, and personal/social needs of all students.  The program, which is collaborative in nature, is delivered primarily through a counseling curriculum, but also includes individual student planning sessions, management, and accountability components. 

    Our Vision

    All students will leave PLCS academically, socially, and emotionally prepared with a plan to pursue life-long goals that will help them contribute to society and find personal success.

    Our Beliefs

    • Effective school counseling programs meet the academic, personal/social and career needs of all students. 

    • The school counseling program is responsible for ensuring that all students will develop a post-secondary plan reflective of their individual strengths, interests, and goals.   

    • Students are best served when they, along with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators, collaborate to enhance success. 

    • An effective school counseling program reduces barriers to success by empowering all students with the skills necessary to reach their maximum potential academically, personally, socially, and emotionally. 

    • Students should be exposed to a variety of educational experiences.   

    • An effective school counseling program ensures that students will be exposed to diverse, rich, meaningful activities connecting learning to life. 

    • The school counseling program aligns with the ASCA standards focusing on direct student services including classroom guidance, individual planning, and crisis intervention. 

    • School counselors must model high expectations and acceptance for all. 

    • The school counseling program provides a systematic, data driven approach, accountable to all stakeholders. 

    • All students are encouraged to challenge themselves through rigorous coursework and extracurricular opportunities.