The mission of the School Counseling Program of Hagood Elementary is to provide a comprehensive program that addresses the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. The school counselor will provide direct assistance for "at-risk" and special needs students, as well as students performing below grade level. The role of the school counselor is also to be an advocate for all students by enhancing the overall school climate through the facilitation of a character-driven, collaborative environment in which effective learning can take place. This advocacy will enhance academic achievement and student potential. The school counseling program works in partnership with other educators, parents/guardians, and community contacts to support students. This partnership will help ensure that all students at Hagood Elementary have the opportunities they need to acquire the knowledge and skills to meet their highest potential, become lifelong learners, and responsible, contributing citizens in our society.