A school counselor is a trained professional who works as part of your child's team. School counselors work in partnership with students, teachers, parents, and the community to help your child to have a successful and positive school experience.
School counselors understand that each child is different. Some students just need someone to listen to their concerns, whereas others may need help in developing problem solving and decision making skills. Whatever the concern, the school counselor is there to listen to your child and to help your child to feel safe and comfortable within the middle school. Sometimes parents need support and guidance as well. School counselors are also trained to work with parents and can be seen as a great resource to the parents and school staff.
Personal wellness. Empowered students. Promising futures.
Through partnerships with students, staff, and community, counselors will foster the development of self-advocacy skills, personal-social-emotional wellness, and academic-career success in a compassionate and supportive environment.
- A Guidance Curriculum to help students develop their full educational potential.
- A Responsive Services component to intervene on behalf of any student whose immediate personal concerns or problems put the student's continued educational, career, personal, or social development at risk.
- An Individual Planning system to guide a student as the student plans, monitors and manages the student's own educational, career (including interests and career objectives), personal and social development; and
- System Support to support the efforts of teachers, staff, parents, and other members of the community in promoting the educational, career, personal and social development of students.