School Counseling

 West Ashley Advanced Studies Magnet
School Counseling Program

Mission Statement:

The mission of West Ashley Middle School--Advanced Studies Magnet’s School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that strives to meet the academic, personal/social and career needs of every student.  Through the school counseling program, all students are challenged to explore their passions, interests, and talents; acquiring the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers and lifelong learners. 

Vision Statement:

The vision of West Ashley Middle-Advanced Studies Magnet is for all stakeholders to be committed to developing the whole child by providing a nurturing and safe environment that fosters a rigorous academic curriculum that will prepare students to become productive citizens and future leaders. 


  • Every individual makes a significant difference in the lives of others.
  • Every person is a valued contributor and an active participant in the learning process.
  • Diversity enables us to learn from one another and to extend our knowledge.
  • Acting with integrity, honesty, respect, and accountability is essential.
  • A passion for excellence in life-long learning should be cultivated.
  • Informed choices, a strong work ethic, and civic responsibility result in productive citizens.
  • A safe, secure and comfortable environment is critical to success.
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