CUSD Counseling Services


Vision/Mission Statements

American School Counselor Association National Model
Vision Statement
Striving to be America’s benchmark for excellence in education, ALL students from Clovis Unified School District have access to and opportunity for a quality education, gain knowledge and skills to make educated decisions to be prepared for the various post-secondary options available as college and career ready, and connect to programs that promote positive academic, career and social/emotional outcomes.

Mission Statement
The Mission of the Clovis Unified School District Counseling Services Department is to pursue excellence in academic knowledge and skills which promote career awareness for each student by creating a safe, equitable and accessible environment which results in a student’s continuous improvement and success. The CUSD Counseling Services program partners with and provides resources to those individuals from any and all facets of the educational setting that are involved and necessary in connecting students to the essential academic, career and social/emotional skills that will allow each and every student to reach their long term potential in Mind, Body and Spirit.

“Guidance Counselor” vs. “School Counselor”: Which Title is Accurate?

Guidance Counselor vs. School Counselor
In the 1960’s and 1970’s there began a shift in school counseling from a focus exclusively on career development to a focus on the whole child (Academic, Career and Personal/Social). This shift fostered the goal of providing a comprehensive, developmental, data-driven school counseling program for ALL students. It allowed counselors to focus on academic achievement, social/emotional development and career readiness. The broad scope of what School Counselors do include a long list of responsibilities. As primary advocates for students they collaborate, consult, coordinate, counsel, guide, refer, support, teach, provide in-services, connect with parents, network and seek educational opportunities for all students. The American School Counselor Association called on the profession to change the title to “school counselor” rather than the previous title of “guidance counselor,” believing that this term no longer encompassed the wide range of work that was done by these professionals in schools. School Counselors do so much more than “guide”.
Quote: We are no longer "guidance counselors" only focused on graduation & course selection for students. We are professional school counselors who focus on the academic success, college & career readiness & social-emotional development of all students.

School Counselor Internship

If you are interested in being a counseling intern at a school site in Clovis Unified School District, please contact Jeff Hodges at [email protected] to obtain an Intern Information sheet. Please note that each semester there are limited spaces available.

Clovis Unified School District: Be the best you can be in mind, body, and spirit

Buchanan Area Schools

Buchanan Alta Sierra Cole Century Dry Creek Garfield Tarpey Woods

Clovis High Area Schools

Clovis High Clark Cedar Wood Clovis Elementary Mickey Cox Gettysburg Jefferson Red Bank Sierra Vista Weldon

Clovis West Area Schools

Clovis West Kastner Ft. Washington Liberty Lincoln Maple Creek Nelson Pinedale Valley Oak

Clovis North Area Schools

Clovis North Bud Rank Copper Hills Fugman Mountain View River View

Clovis East Area Schools

Clovis East Boris Fancher Creek Freedom Miramonte Oraze Temperance Kutner Reagan Elementary Young Elementary

Educational Services Area Schools

CART Gateway Clovis Online School Clovis Community Day School Clovis Adult Education Sierra Outdoor