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Counselor's Corner

Arroyo Vista Counseling

Arroyo Vista Counseling

Greetings Wildcat Students and Families!

The Capistrano Unified School District counseling program's goal is to ensure that all students develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills that will lead to behaviors that support academic achievement and social-emotional well-being. This is achieved through the counseling program's services such as:
AV School Counseling Program Vision Statement
The vision of the Arroyo Vista School Counseling Program is that all students become confident learners and respectful citizens. Our students possess the social-emotional, academic, and career skills necessary to reach their fullest academic potential and lead successful lives as empathetic, compassionate, responsible and productive members of society.   
AV School Counseling Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Arroyo Vista School Counseling Program is to provide equal access for all students to a data-driven comprehensive school counseling program by a certificated professional school counselor. The school counseling program collaborates with stakeholders to address students' social-emotional, academic, and college/career development through needs assessments that drive evidence-based interventions and data analysis of outcomes. The school counselor will facilitate actions for a positive school environment where all students can learn to overcome challenges in order to be successful. The school counselor will advocate for all students as they strive to achieve their personal and academic goals.
AV School Counseling Program Beliefs
  • All students have value and worth.
  • All students have the ability to succeed academically and thrive social-emotionally when they feel supported at school.
  • All students can learn to overcome challenges in order to be successful in a positive, nurturing school environment.
  • All students will have equal access to a school counselor who advocates for their academic, social-emotional, and college/career development through a comprehensive school counseling program.
  • School counselors will support all students by meeting data-driven needs through evidence-based practices.
  • School counselors identify barriers to success and collaborate with stakeholders to implement interventions that support student achievement.
  • School counselors provide a comprehensive school counseling program that follows the ASCA National Model and ethical guidelines.
  • School counselors help students to become self-advocates in their academic, social-emotional, and career development.
  • The school counseling program collaborates with educational stakeholders to increase equity and access to opportunity.
  • The school counseling program will include purposeful and meaningful interventions that work to minimize the achievement gap.
  • The comprehensive school counseling program meets students’ developmental needs  as identified through needs assessments, implements evidence-based programs, and uses data to analyze outcomes.


Discussions with a counselor and student are confidential. The three exceptions to this are:

  • If a student tells the counselor someone is harming them
  • They are harming themselves
  • They want to harm someone else

Click Here for the Counseling Referral Form


Conflict Mediation Help

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AV K-8 School Counselor: Andrea Hitchcock
Days on Campus: Thurs/Fri and every other Wed
AV Middle School Counselor: Lindsey Morris
Days on Campus: Alternating Monday-Wednesday
Office location: Room 503
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See something, say something! If you are concerned about a student, text-a-tip to Arroyo Vista at 949-682-9341. All tips are confidential. 

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