WCSD students will become independent, successful adults who are prepared to make choices for a fulfilling future.
The major emphasis of the Waukee Community School District K-12 comprehensive program is to aid in the development of the whole child. This includes facilitating growth in the areas of personal safety, social & emotional learning, academics, and career development in each student, so the individual becomes an independent, successful adult. The program serves all students as an integral part of the educational process through a collaborative effort among students, staff, family, and community. It is developmentally appropriate, driven by data, preventative, restorative, and responsive in nature. Delivery and resources to best support guidance and counseling curriculum is built from research based professional and supplemental resources, best practices, and with input from local and national professionals.
Standards, Benchmarks, Objectives (SBO)
The WCSD K-5 School Counselors reviewed the standards, benchmarks, and objectives during the 2022-23 school year. The team utilized the Iowa Department of Education Social-Emotional Learning Competencies (Updated 2022) to develop five standards reflecting self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. In addition to these five standards, counselors have benchmarks and objectives (within these standards) that address personal safety and anti-bullying. Counselors collaborate to teach Human Growth & Development which are standards included in our Health Curriculum.
6-12 School Counseling Standards & Updates coming soon.