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Mission Statement

The mission of the Comprehensive School Guidance and Counseling Program at Rutledge Middle School is to graduate students who are academically, socially, and emotionally prepared to enter into the college and career world.


Comprehensive School Guidance  and Counseling Program Delivery Components

1. School Guidance Curriculum

2.Individual Student Planning

3. Responsive Services

4. System Support

The Counselor's Role

  • Implements the comprehensive guidance and counseling program curriculum
  • Guides and counsels students
  • Consults with teachers, staff and parents
  • Provide referrals to students in need


Program Goals

  • Academic Development
  1. Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.

  2.  Students will complete school with academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options, including college. 

  3. Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home and in the community.

  • Career Development

  1. Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.      

  2. Students will employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.

  3. Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education, training and the world of work.

  • Personal/Social Development

  1. Students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others. 

  2. Students will make decisions, set goals, and take necessary action to achieve goals.

  3. Students will understand safety and survival skills.


Middle School Success

  • Develop a Strong Academic Foundation
  • Set Smart Goals and Solve Problems
  • Develop Leadership Skills