Student Services

Mission Statement

The OCPS Comprehensive Guidance Program is an integral part of the district's total program for students. It is both preventative and proactive in its focus and supports the district goal that each student will acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to reach their full potential.

OCPS Comprehensive Guidance Program

My counselor lights the way for me Our purpose as school counselors is to provide a developmental, systematic comprehensive program addressing the academic, career, and interpersonal/social needs of ALL students. In partnership with other educators, parents, and the community, the ultimate goal of the guidance program is to ensure that ALL students in OCPS acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers, and lifelong learners.

Guiding Principles of the OCPS Comprehensive Guidance Program:

  • Reach ALL students
  • Comprehensive in scope
  • Preventative in design
  • Developmental in nature
  • An integral part of a total educational program for student success
  • Includes school guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services and system support
  • Implemented by a credentialed school counselor
  • Measure student competencies in the areas of academic, career and interpersonal/social development
  • Data-driven programatic decision-making
  • Monitor student progress
  • Identify opportunities for improvement each year based on results data
  • Share successes of the program with stakeholders

Character Development Initiative

Change Starts With Me

OCPS' Anti-Bullying Hotline

Online, Call, or App. Use SpeakOut Hotline to Anonymously Report Threatening Behavior. 800-423-TIPS(8477) or
Click here to learn more about FortifyFL and download the app.

OCPS' Bullying Prevention Campaign

Act4Change - Students, Schools, Parents, Community

Department Contacts

Mary Bridges
Executive Director
Phone 407.317.3200 Ext. 2003439

Cathy Murdock
Administrative Secretary
Phone 407.317.3394

Academic Services

Erin Vacchio
Director, HS

Karla Owens
Director, K-8

Guidance and Mental Health Services

Anna Williams-Jones

Psychological and Social Services

Carl Sousa

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Student Services

445 W. Amelia St. Orlando, FL 32801 407.317.3394