School Counseling Mission Statement for

    Mountain Ridge Middle School


    The mission of the Mountain Ridge Middle School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive program that promotes and supports students' academic, social, emotional and career success. Based on Berkeley County's mission, the counseling department strives to teach students accountability, integrity and respect. The counseling program is aligned with the American School Counseling Association standards and provides an integrated delivery system that includes individual counseling, group counseling, responsive services and student supports.


    School Counseling Beliefs and Philosophy

    •  All students are individuals with unique needs. 

    •  All students can achieve.

    •  All students have dignity and worth.

    •  All students' needs should be addressed with individuality and sensitivity. 

    • All students deserve equitable access to resources and a rigorous curriculum.

    • All students have the right to participate in the school counseling program with state-certified counselors.