Department Mission Statement:
For all children to reach their highest learning potential in a safe environment that fosters growth in a positive, culturally diverse school climate in which he/she can learn, explore, express, and excel.
Department Belief Statement:
We believe in educating the whole child by supporting their mental health and providing resources to encourage a healthy emotional state.
We work together with staff, students, and parents to ensure academic, personal, and social student success at each campus of the Maricopa Unified School District.
At Maricopa High School students are assigned to a counselor based on their graduation year. If a student is part of the Exceptional Student Services program, they will be working with our ESS counselors. Our eight school counselors service our middle and high school. There are three Mental/Behavioral Heath Elementary Counselors, three ESS Behavioral Counselors (K-12), and one Prevention/Transition Counselor.
Counseling referrals can be made by your child's homeroom teacher, or by contacting the front office staff.
The Helping Children Cope With Tragedy Report to Parents offers support for parents who are seeking help for their children after a tragic event.