• The Desert Edge Counseling Program provides activities, lessons, interventions and services which assist students in achieving their maximum personal development, both as individuals and as learners.  Counseling is a vital component of the educational process which helps students recognize their needs and abilities, and develop strategies to realize their full potential.  The primary role of the counseling staff is to implement a comprehensive program that will help all students acquire skills in the academic, personal and career areas necessary for living in a multicultural society.  Counselors act as student advocates and work closely with other educators, parents and community members to provide opportunities for students to develop self-understanding, self-evaluation, and self-direction in order to lead productive, fulfilling lives.