Guidance & Counseling Program
The counseling and guidance services at Lexington High School are provided by a seventeen-member department, including ten counselors, three outreach workers, and the Director of Guidance and Counseling, Ms. Valerie Viscosi. The staff is assisted by secretaries Ms. Brenda Bishop, Mrs. Joanne Tringale, and Mrs. Lee-Ann Swansonl in their respective areas. In addition we have a Registrar, Mrs. Karen Hurley, and her assistant Ms. Jane Aronson.
Lexington High School Counseling Department Mission Statement
The mission of the School Counseling Department is to promote social/emotional, academic, and career development for all students. We help students to form healthy choices, to acquire a sense of civic responsibility, and to develop the skills necessary to realize their individual goals. Together, we support access and equity for all learners, embrace diversity, and encourage collaboration in our school and community.
Adopted January 7, 2008
Revised January 10, 2008
A counseling relationship requires an atmosphere of trust and confidence which must not be compromised by the counselor except where there is a clear and present danger to the counselee or to other persons. The school counselor may share information gained in the counseling process for essential consultation with other appropriate persons specifically concerned with the student.