The guidance program at Saint Joseph Catholic School adheres to the standards set forth in the South Carolina Comprehensive Development Guidance and Counseling Model. As stated in the program, the South Carolina Comprehensive Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program is based upon the following beliefs:

  • All children are unique and should be treated with respect and dignity.

  • Every student can succeed.

  • Learning is a lifelong process.

  • Fostering a positive self-image is the collaborative effort of the school, home, and

  • community that leads to responsible and productive citizenship.

  • The diverse needs of all students must be addressed at all educational levels through the guidance and counseling program.

  • Every student needs appropriate personal and social skills to achieve optimum benefits from the educational program.

  • A comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program is not a support service but an integral part of the total education program.

  • A developmentally appropriate guidance and counseling program provides important benefits to individual students by addressing their intellectual, emotional, social, and psychological needs.

The three domains of the guidance program are learning to live, learning to learn and learning to work. These domains are addressed through individual, small group and classroom lessons, as well as activities provided to parents, consultation with teachers and partnership with the community.


Saint Joseph Catholic School

3700 Devine Street

Columbia, SC 29205

(803) 254-6736      (866) 456-7374

Extended care: (803) 744-0143

fax (803) 540-1913


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