Middle School Guidance

  • What is a School Counselor?

    There are three major roles that a counselor serves our school:

    Individual Student Planning

    - Assists all students, individually or in groups, with developing academic,

      career and personal/social skills, goals and plans.

    - Interpret and utilize student data.

    - Collaborate with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with educational and

      career planning.

    - Conduct counseling sessions with students.

    - Guide students in developing goals based on individual data and other relevant information.

    Preventive and Responsive Services

    - Provide individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs.

    - Consult and collaborate effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and other 

      educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs.

    - Implement an effective referral and follow-up process.

    - Utilize assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling

      services.

    System Support

    - Provide appropriate information to staff related to the comprehensive school counseling program.

    - Assist teachers, parents/guardians and other stakeholders in interpreting and understanding    

      student data.

    - Participate in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.

    - Adhere to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession.