We are the Potomac Panthers.
We are a community whose members know that they are valued and respected.
We will choose each day to strive for excellence: in our school, in our friendships, and most importantly in ourselves.
The Potomac Middle School Counseling Program will assist in the development of a positive school climate where staff, students, and parents work together as one. The program will also promote student success through the implementation and delivery of the Prince William County Schools K-12 School Counseling Curriculum.
The mission of the Potomac Middle School Counseling Program is to promote personal, academic, and career success among all students in a safe environment in order to facilitate lifelong learning and productive, responsible citizenship.
School counselors are in the unique position to understand the needs of students and their families and to design and coordinate learning experiences to meet those needs. They are accountable for services to students, parents, and teachers and are knowledgeable concerning comprehensive school counseling. School counselors are committed to quality educational opportunities that promote success for all.
School counselors play an important role in the creation of an educational environment which facilitates the stated beliefs:
¨ ALL students are capable of high achievement and deserve to be surrounded by an environment of high expectations.
¨ ALL students have the right to opportunities for learning and developing skills for full participation in society.
¨ ALL students need access to knowledgeable individuals who are dedicated to providing a wide variety of educational and career options, and are full partners in student development.
¨ ALL students, parents, educators, and members of the community share the responsibility for the general welfare and success of each individual.
¨ ALL students have the right to a safe, respectful school environment.