It is a policy of the McAllen Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of sex, handicap, race, color, or national origin in its educational and vocational programs, activities, or employment as required by Title IX, Section 504 and Title VI, and will take steps to secure the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.
The mission of the counseling and guidance program is to provide services and resources, in an organized way, to all students to enhance their personal/emotional, academic, social and career development.
McAllen I.S.D. is focused in increasing students’ emotional effectiveness in the areas of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. All students have a continuum of opportunities to obtain necessary knowledge and skills in decision-making, goal-setting, planning, problem-solving, cross-cultural effectiveness, communication and interpersonal effectiveness to become responsible and self-confident citizens. The district provides all students access to counselors for assistance with personal concerns, as well as academic and career planning.
The comprehensive school counseling program is an integral part of a school district’s total educational program. It is developmental by design and includes sequential activities organized and implemented by school counselors with the active support of parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and the community. As a developmental program, it addresses the needs of all students by facilitating their social/emotional, academic, and career development, helping create positive and safe learning climates in schools, as well as helping students feel connected to school and to at least one caring adult. At the same time, the program assists students as they face issues and resolve problems that prevent their healthy development.