VI-12: Guidance Program
North Sanpete School District
Board Policy with Guidelines
|Policy Number: VI-12
Effective Date: 12/16/1982
Subject: Guidance Program
A guidance program shall be incorporated into the curriculum to aid students in making informed and responsible decisions and in utilizing an effective decision making process. The guidance program shall be coordinated from the district office and shall provide for the participation of all those staff members and others who can help students acquire the insights and knowledge they need to become autonomous, mature members of adult society in a democratic nation.
- The primary purpose of the guidance program shall be to assist students in learning to make their own decisions concerning life's many choices--personal, educational, and vocational. Before completion of high school, each student should reach the point of maturity where the student--within the usual limits of circumstances-is able to make virtually all decisions affecting his or her life.
- The second major purpose of the guidance program shall be to provide, as fully as possible, the information needed to make the best decisions. Such information shall include facts (test scores, vocational information, etc.) as well as estimates, judgments, opinions, and other advice. Part of the decision making skills students are helped to learn shall be the solicitation and search for data and advice from a variety of sources as well as the evaluation and use of such information and suggestions.