Guidance Department

Guidance Department

WHES Guidance Department
Mrs. Jennifer Pennington, NCC
School Counselor

Philosophical Statement:

The counselor at WHES believes:
  • All students have dignity and worth
  • All students have the right to participate in the school counseling program
  • All students' ethnic, cultural, racial differences and special needs are considered in planning and implementing the school counseling program
Mission Statement:

The mission of the WHES counseling program is to provide a comprehensive program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students in order to support their academic success.
Georgia Dept of Education: Model Guidance and Counseling:

Elementary Competencies:
  • Self Knowledge
  • Skills to Interact with Others
  • Awareness of the Importance of Growth and Change
  • Develop Awareness of Benefits of Educational Achievement
  • Awareness of the Relationship between Work and Learning
  • Skills to Understand and Use Career Information
  • Knowledge of the Importance of Self-Concept
  • Awareness of the Interrelationship of Life Roles 
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