The Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center counseling department offers a comprehensive school counseling program that provides support in the areas of personal and social development, academic achievement, and college and career attainment. Our program is built on the beliefs that all students are able to learn and grow, all students deserve an advocate and equitable services, and all students of every grade level should participate in the counseling program. We encourage students to participate fully in counseling activities and to take advantage of the many resources Von Steuben has to offer, including tutoring, summer program partnerships, and school clubs, organizations, and athletics. If students experience personal issues that interfere with success in school, we invite them to share their problems so that goals can be set and reached with guidance and support. We recognize different learning styles among students, and when there are obvious difficulties in class, the counselors arrange meetings with teachers and students to help mediate problems. Von Steuben embraces all children with learning difficulties, disabilities, or other special needs who are willing to engage in a challenging academic environment.
The counseling department provides the necessary academic guidance, avenues for post-secondary exploration, and care and encouragement to support Von Steuben's mission and vision of preparing every student for their next enriching education opportunity, because everyone deserves the opportunity to realize their potential.