The Arkansas Arts Academy counseling department will promote an environment that celebrates individuality, diversity, social responsibility, and emotional expression. By providing an atmosphere of security, encouragement, and acceptance we are committed to ensuring that students achieve at their highest potential in the areas of academic, arts integration, both social and emotional growth, and career development.
As Arkansas Arts Academy professional school counselors, our mission is to provide a comprehensive developmental, and preventative counseling program that addresses the academic, career, and social and emotional development of every student. Through the assistance of community stakeholders, and purposeful integration of the arts, our program will assist students in becoming creative and well-educated citizens who are effective problem solvers in an ever-changing global society.
A strong counseling program unlocks and supports the artistic potential of our students.
The performing and fine arts encourage each individual to work in a creative, cooperative and collaborative manner while promoting independent thinking.
All children are unique and should be treated with respect and dignity.
Every student can succeed.
Learning is a lifelong process.
Fostering a positive self-image is the collaborative effort of the school, home, and community which leads to responsible and productive citizenship.
The diverse needs of all students must be addressed through the school counseling program.
Every student needs appropriate personal and social skills to achieve optimum benefits from the educational program.
A comprehensive, developmental school counseling program is not a support service but an integral part of the total education program.
A developmentally appropriate school counseling program provides important benefits to individual students by addressing their intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and psychological needs.