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  • Counseling Services Overview

    The mission of Dallas Independent School District’s Counseling Services is to sustain an effective counseling and guidance program that encourages social and academic growth while challenging students to become independent thinkers and responsible citizens.  Professional school counselors attend to student issues and concerns, enabling students to focus on learning and academic achievement.  Professional school counselors must provide a systematic, planned approach for helping all students acquire the skills necessary for successful academic, career, social, and emotional development. In addition, Texas law requires school counselors to deliver guidance lessons and appropriate interventions. The Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program (TEC, 33.005) integrates four key components: