In partnership with other educators, parents, guardians, and the community, Allen High School Counselors work as advocates to ensure that each student’s potential will be revealed, respected, and fulfilled.
School Counselors & Confidentiality
While it is important that a student’s conversations with a school counselor be kept confidential, confidentiality does have its limitations. According to the American School Counselor Association’s Ethical Standards for School Counselors, counselors must “keep information confidential unless legal requirements demand that confidential information be revealed or a breach is required to prevent serious and foreseeable harm to the student” (American School Counselor Association [ASCA], 2010).
The most frequent type of breach involves a student verbalizing the following:
Verbal, Physical, or Sexual Abuse
A desire to harm him/herself
A desire to harm someone else
An unreported sexual assault
Allen ISD Counselors' Mission Statement
The mission of the Allen ISD School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. School counselors are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement. In partnership with other educators, parents or guardians, and the community, school counselors facilitate the support system to ensure all students in AISD have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.
Allen ISD Guidance and Counseling Program Components