Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program is designed to assist students through specific self-appraisal and self-improvement activities, to enable effective planning to meet their personal education and career goals.


  1. School guidance programs are unique to each individual school and community. Programs focus on goals that will:

    • Impress all students in a powerful and effective way with the importance of decision making and planning for life after high school.
    • Encourage and assist each student in developing a Student Education Plan (SEP) or a Student Education Occupation Plan (SEOP).
    • Direct the guidance program to provide opportunities for student growth in the areas of academic/learning development, life/career planning, and personal/social/global citizen development.
    • Involve the school (students and staff), the home (entire family), and the community (neighborhood and workforce) in implementing a comprehensive counseling and guidance program.

      The program provides every student with decision-making and planning skills in order to prepare for his or her future.

    Our vision is to provide every student with the assistance and guidance to effectively identify, select, plan, and prepare for a career of choice, while giving each student the encouragement to achieve the goals which will enable him or her to have increased confidence when embarking on a career and/or entering the workplace.

Program Delivery Components

  • Guidance Curriculum is delivered through classroom presentations and activities, and structured group activities.
  • Individual Planning is a process that includes activities to assist students and their parents or guardians in planning, monitoring, and managing the student’s learning as well as his or her personal, educational, and career goals. Every school district has adopted policies to support the SEP/SEOP process as an essential element of the student’s education.
  • Responsive Services meet the immediate concerns and needs of students, usually with a prevention focus, e.g., programs for dropout prevention, student assistance teams, peer leadership, and drug and alcohol prevention.
  • System Support focuses on program development, implementation, and management, and connects the guidance program to existing family and community support and to school improvement and student achievement.

Parent Resources

The Utah 211 Information Line – Can refer you to a mental health agency or support professional.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Utah PTA Crisis Hotline – 1-801-261-1442

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is a nonprofit self-help, support and advocacy organization for people, families and friends of people with mental illness.

NAMI Utah- Local resources for people with mental illness.


Utah MedHome Portal – Information, Tools, and Resources to aid Parents  in caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs (Excellent resource for our district’s developmentally disabled and transition students).
National Institute of Mental Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Mental Health Association
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
CHADD:Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Kids Health
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Counselor Resources

Conference Travel Form – Complete this Conference Travel Form when planning to attend a conference.

Claim FormUse this Claim Form to claim a reimbursement.

Car Reservation FormUse this Car Reservation Form to reserve a district car.

Data Project FormsUse these forms to help plan your Large Group and Small Group data projects.

Use these forms to help plan your RESULTS for Large Group and Small Group projects.

Use these templates for the Electronic Data Reporting of Large Group and Small Group projects.

Purchase Requisition FormUse this Purchase Requisition Form to in requesting a purchase.

Tax Exempt FormUse this Tax Exempt Form to present to local businesses when making purchases.

USOE Resources


Utah School Counselor Association (USCA)

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)