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Vision Statement

The Costa Mesa High School/Middle School Counseling Program will empower all students to find their passion, find their purpose, and find their path. Students will become independent thinkers, problem solvers, and compassionate leaders in their journey to contribute as active members in their communities and beyond.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Costa Mesa High School/Middle School Counseling Department is to proactively provide a safe environment that promotes academic achievement, exposure to career pathways, preparation for higher education, and optimal social/emotional development. In partnership with district priorities and the school-wide action plan the counseling department will infuse innovative technology to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure that students meet their fullest potential. Our comprehensive, data-driven counseling program will facilitate opportunities for every student to develop self-advocacy, leadership, character, and the confidence to contribute in meaningful ways to the world at large.

At CMHS/MS, our goal is to help students navigate through the middle and high school process as well as provide them with a positive career exploration and college admission experience. We will do whatever it takes for students to get the attention that they deserve to reach their individual goals.

For struggling students, we will facilitate intervention strategies and provide available resources to ensure that they have the opportunity to regain success.

All students who graduate from Costa Mesa High School/Middle School will have had the opportunity to successfully develop communication skills, academic accountability, career direction, and personal growth. Additionally, they will have had the opportunity to become independent thinkers and problem solvers in their path to become active and committed citizens within their communities.

-The CMHS Counseling Department.