The Counseling Office at Villa Madonna Academy provides services with the VMA mission and vision in mind. These services will follow students from their entry into junior high, throughout their transition into high school, and will culminate with graduation and transitioning to college.
Mindful of the developmental process of children and adolescents, our Counseling Office has created a comprehensive program to assist the personal growth and development of students as they move through their school experience. This program intentionally addresses developmentally appropriate topics at each grade level.
From our perspective, we want each student to understand that school success cannot be measured solely on grades and university acceptance. Our goal is for the education process to focus on mature, realistic decision-making with an emphasis on considering the ‘whole person’ as students journey through self-discovery, navigating relationships, determining personal strengths and weaknesses, goal setting, overcoming personal challenges and finally, honing decision-making skills. These all contribute to the successful completion of their educational experience from elementary through high school and signify an important step toward their future transition into adulthood.
In addition to our work with each student, we partner with VMA staff, families, and community stakeholders to address student needs to help them achieve success both in and outside the classroom.
VMA Counselors are not clinical counselors and cannot diagnose or prescribe medication. We work with outside resources to provide appropriate referrals when determined that additional counseling services are needed.