Mesa Public Schools adheres to the philosophy that student services are an essential and integral part of the overall educational process. Student Support Services-Guidance and Counseling Department incorporates several different programs and departments which all work together to support academic achievement.
The Guidance and Counseling Department includes Prevention Programs, the Native American Education Program (NAEP), Mesa Career Services, Elementary School Counseling, Secondary School Counseling, Diversity Programs, Homebound, and Dropout Prevention. We also work with other departments on career readiness initiatives and non-emergency school crisis response and emergency management.
The Guidance and Counseling program serves to align with American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Standards, and ensure Education & Careeer Action Plan (ECAP) implementation:
ASCA National Standards for Students.
ECAPs and College & Career Readiness
Monday,October 14, 2013 at Westwood High School
WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE
October 6-13, 2013
Peace Poetry and Poster Contest
In honor of Week Without Violence
- Sponsored by the Children's Benefit Foundation, Inc.
Champions of Champions Recognition Event
-Sunday, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM, October 13, 2013
- To recognize Week Without Violence contest winners, and promote Peace and Nonviolence
Explore What's In Store Event
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 6-8pm
Mesa Convention Center
-An opportunity to explore career clusters and educational/career pathways for 8th through 12th grade students and parents/guardians. 8th and 10th Grade students are encouraged to use their ACT EXPLORE and PLAN standardized tests results as a reference for exploring options.
Health Fair for the Homeless and Uninsured
Sponsored by the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
- Phoenix Chapter Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA)
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 9am-2pm
Community Information and Referral:
"211" or "1-877-211-8661" by phone
Links for Community Resource Packets:
2013 Mesa Public Schools
Title 1-Community Resource Packet
2013 Maricopa County Parenting Services Directory
2013 Child Crisis Center Resource Guide
Child Crisis Center Short Resource List
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Special Needs Resource Directory
Arizona Coalition for Military Families (Website)
Military/Veteran Resource Network
Veterans Crisis Line