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Guidance
150 East Main Street
PO Box 187
Duncan, South Carolina 29334-0187
864.949.2396
Fax: 864.949.2358

If you have questions or concerns at any time during the year, please contact your counselor for help. 

Counselors are assigned to students by their last names: 
Dr. Mabry:   A - Ca
Mrs. Roberson: Ce - Hal
Ms. Christopher: Ham - Ma
Mrs. Paxton:  Mc - R
Mrs. Smith: S - Z
 

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District Guidance Mission Statement

The central theme underlying the guidance program in district Five Schools of Spartanburg County is a commitment to the total personal, social, educational, and career development of all students pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. The guidance program will be implemented at each level, consistent with the expected developmental stages of learning. The guidance program components will include the guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive service, and system support complying with the State regulations which impact comprehensive guidance programs.
 

District Guidance Philosophy

The Spartanburg District Five Comprehensive Developmental guidance and Counseling Program is based upon the following beliefs:

~All children are unique and should be respected with dignity.

~Every student can succeed at high levels.

~Learning is a lifelong process.

~Fostering a positive self-image is the collaborative effort of the school, home, and community leading to responsible and productive citizenship.

~Through guidance programs, the needs and diversity of all students are addressed at all educational levels.

~Every student needs appropriate personal and social skills to achieve optimum benefits from the educational programs.

~Comprehensive guidance counseling is a developmentally appropriate program rather than support services.

~The guidance program is an integral part of the overall educational program and serves as a critical link to the instructional program and the community.

~A comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program is an integral part of the total educational program. The program provides developmental opportunities and experiences as it addresses student developmental areas: learning to live, learning to learn, and learning to work.
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