Welcome to our School Counseling Program
Dear MacArthur Students and Famillies,
During this time of distance learning, we are still available to support our students in their academic, social/emotional, and college/career needs. Just because our building is closed, does not mean school counseling services are over, nor have your school counselors stopped working! Both of us have created google classrooms to post announcements, updates, interact and connect daily with students. Students, please make sure that you are connected to our classrooms! In addition, we review daily check-in requests from students, schedule individual zoom meetings as needed and pop-into classrooms to deliver core lessons and meet with students in breakout rooms. We are also available via email, google voice, and through the MacArthur main office at 714-568-7700.
Please check out our resource pages for information on managing time, stress busters, and other ways to stay connected during this time.
We are here for you. We miss you and will see you soon!
Take care, Ms. Silva and Mrs. Tristan
MacArthur Fundamental School Counseling Vision Statement:
The school counselors at MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School believe in a future in which all of our students develop their unique talents, knowledge and skills to pursue and achieve personal goals for success in college and career. Our students are able to adapt, advocate for self and others, and show respect and empathy for all in their communities and in interactions in the digital world. Through equitable access to opportunities, rigorous learning environments, collaboration with others and strong accountability, all students will show responsibility, take pride in their accomplishments, and demonstrate healthy habits as they become leaders and productive citizens in an ever-changing 21st century world and workforce. Our students have a growth mindset and commit to being life-long learners.
MacArthur Fundamental School Counseling Mission Statement:
The mission of the School Counseling Program at MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate is to engage and equip all students with well-rounded learning experiences to develop the attitude, skills and knowledge necessary for academic achievement, personal and social growth, and success in college and career. Guided by high expectations and accountability, our goal is to advocate for and provide equity, access, and success for all students through a data-driven, comprehensive school counseling program to ensure all students graduate high school prepared with a post-secondary plan to pursue their life aspirations in order to make positive contributions and become productive citizens in a global society.
American School Counselor Association:
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is a national organization that guides school counselor practices in education. Santa Ana Unified School District is in the process of aligning school counselor roles and responsibilities with the ASCA National Model. Click here to learn more about the association.