Welcome to Park West/ PAS Counseling Department
Park West / PAS Vision Statement
The vision of the Park West/PAS School Counseling Program is to prepare students to transition successfully from high school to post-secondary education and careers in the ever-changing 21st century world. Students will acquire the necessary skills in academic, college/career, and social/emotional development, so they can contribute meaningfully and productively in society. Through a multi-tiered support system and in partnership with all stakeholders, Park West/PAS School Counselors will empower students to advocate for themselves and others, pursue equality and justice, and embrace life-long learning.
Park West/PAS Mission Statement
The Park West/PAS Counseling team strives to facilitate a counseling program that promotes a self-efficacy mindset that navigates future goals in college and career settings as well as personal aspirations. We work together with teachers and administrators to ensure that all our students acquire college and career readiness skills. Park West/PAS Counselors empower and aids all students in graduating high school. We work together with students to develop academic/career goals to assist in the transition after high school. Our team incorporates a holistic and innovative approach to education. We promote academic and social/emotional interventions that break down barriers to a student’s academic success and emotional well being.
The Park West/PAS Counseling team is invested in empowering our students; Empowerment to believe in their future with confidence, and to believe in their ability to persevere, plan, and execute steps in claiming the personal and professional future they desire. We believe that the mind is powerful, and if it believes it can achieve, it will achieve. Students will leave Park West with the focus on self-discipline, the importance of mental/emotional health, and a mindset to achieve.
Counseling services include but are not limited to the following; Individual plans that encompass emotional health, academic planning, and civic and community service. We promote a community of caring and a community of belonging through our PBIS model and our partnership with Justus4youth. We work in conjunction with SST recommendations, 504 supports, and IEP plans. We partner with PUSD School Mental Health in caring for student’s personal and emotional needs. In addition we work with community agencies that promote personal healing and trauma informed services. We also work closely with our college liaisons in creating opportunities and exposure to post- secondary options by means of college presentations, dual enrollment, field trips and mentorships. We assist with college and career planning, financial aid information/ application, and the college application process. We offer academic and personal interventions to ensure that every student has an opportunity to be seen and treated at the highest level of a holistic self. Students are offered different modalities of self-care that address emotional well-being and academic/career planning via small group settings, individual counseling, and classroom presentations.