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Guidance

Mission Statement
The mission of the Guidance and Counseling Department is to help students make the most of their high school years. Students are invited to come to the Counseling Office for help in planning their schedules, learning how to study, resolving personal problems, rectifying conflicts and exploring or planning for college and careers.

Counselors
Diane Ysasi • dianeysasi@grwestcatholic.org • (616) 233-5904
Joe Hyland• joehyland@grwestcatholic.org • (616) 233-5914

Administrative Assistant
Lauri Ford • lauriford@grwestcatholic.org • (616) 233-5909

Counseling Assignments
A-L • Diane Ysasi
M-Z • Joe Hyland
Foreign Exchange Students • Joe Hyland

Guidance and Counseling Services at West Catholic
Our Counseling Department offers a variety of services for the students at West Catholic in the areas of academic, personal-social, and career interests (ASCA National Model, 2003).

Understanding Guidance Counselors Role
Click here to visit a website for understanding the important role of the school counselor. Includes parents’ articles & resources.

Statement of Disclosure
The American Counseling Association and the American School Counselor Association endorse a code of ethics for counselors which includes confidentiality of the counselor/counselee relationship. The school counselors respect the rights and responsibilities of parents for their children and try to establish a cooperative relationship with parents in the best interest of their children. Michigan law requires counselors to report to the appropriate parties (1) suspicion of child abuse or neglect and (2) indications that the student may be a danger to himself/herself or others.