School counseling program goals define how the vision and mission will be accomplished. They are the basis of the core curriculum, small group, and closing the gap lesson and action plans. The goals promote achievement, attendance, and behavior. Core Curriculum goals relate to serving a general population, with the aim of overall improvement in some area. For example, improving school climate, increasing the number of students who apply for FAFSA, etc. After reviewing your school data, select the areas that needs to be addressed.