Reading Memorial High School believes the primary purpose of guidance and counseling services is to foster academic, social and emotional growth. We encourage students to better understand their relationships with others, to make wise choices regarding the social and emotional issues they must confront, to begin to explore the world of work while assessing realistic options, and to grow as productive, contributing members of their families, school and community. In short, we choose to educate the whole student. The goals of the guidance and counseling services program at Reading Memorial High School were developed in concert with the "General Educational Philosophy of the Reading School Committee" and "Goals of Education in Massachusetts". Our goals incorporate current guidelines by the American Association of Secondary School Counselors.