Counseling and Guidance
The Ashland Public School District believes that the Comprehensive Guidance Program is an essential and integral part of the overall educational process kindergarten through grade twelve. The guidance staff includes certified school counselors as well as child development specialists (CDSs) that bring expertise from areas outside of the school setting. Ashland school counselors and CDSs make major contributions to the primary educational mission and Comprehensive School Improvement Plan of the District by providing all students with activities and services that facilitate and enhance their academic, career, personal and community development. Additional specialists including school nurses and youth advocates support the program through responsive services such as counseling, relationship building and health choices education. While Ashland guidance staff members are available to respond to the unique needs of each student, all students along with their parents receive the full benefits of the programís guidance activities and services at all levels, K-12.