MISD has reimagined school counseling to be the Best Care Anywhere, and it reaches far beyond guiding students academically through graduation. Let’s take our district’s Social Emotional Learning program that promotes overall emotional wellness and mental health. Our award-winning counseling staff teaches our pre-K students to seniors the stress-coping skills like grit, self-awareness and empathy they need to reap personal and mental health benefits into adulthood. There’s a direct link between social and emotional wellness and academic achievement. Our Social Emotional Learning program is just one way our district cultivates a culture of students who have a sense of belonging, work well together and are loyal to one another and their school.