The mission of the Eastside Academy counseling department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that empowers all students to discover their full potential through their growth in academic, personal, and social/emotional domains. In partnership with all stakeholders, the school counselor will encourage all students to become successful lifelong learners and problem solvers.
The Eastside Academy school counseling program envisions a future where all of our students are productive and compassionate members of society using their talents, abilities, and gifts to make lasting and positive impacts throughout our community. Curriculum and instructional techniques will be individualized to meet the unique needs of all our students which will lead to a successful and productive academic journey. School psychologists, nurses, counselors and specialists in Speech/Language/Hearing and adaptive physical education will be available to provide a wide variety of support services for the students in our unique setting. It is the goal that all students who attend Eastside Academy will learn and internalize the skills needed to return to a comprehensive school campus setting.
School counselors are educators uniquely trained in child development, learning strategies, self-management and social skills, who understand and promote success for today’s diverse students. They implement a comprehensive school counseling program to support students through this important developmental period. The program provides education, prevention and intervention activities, which are integrated into all aspects of children’s lives. School counselors have the unique role of helping students achieve educational and personal success by guiding them in the domains of academic, college and career readiness, and social/emotional development.