Cape Girardeau School District's guidance program provides important benefits to individual students by addressing their intellectual, emotional, social and psychological needs. It is developmental and includes sequential activities designed to address the needs of all students by helping them acquire competencies in career planning and exploration, knowledge of self and others, and educational and vocational development.
The Missouri Model Guidance Program is implemented in each attendance center in addition to the components of A+ Schools and the Career and Technology Center, and is considered an integral part of each school's program. The program addresses the needs of students in the elementary, middle, junior and senior high schools as they encounter and deal directly with important aspects of life and learning issues. It is implemented by the certified school counselor with the support of teachers, administrators, students, and parents.