Counseling Department

MIDDLE SCHOOL GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING PROGRAM

THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR

The role of the Middle School Counselor is to contribute to students' academic success.  Counselors deliver a guidance curriculum to all students through a variety of activities related to the academic, personal/social, and career areas of their lives.  Counselors also work with individual students who have unique needs.

ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT    

  • Develop decision-making skills
  • Set present and future goals
  • Plan for advanced education
  • Build better study skills
  • Keep options open   
  • CAREER DEVELOPMENT 
  • Provide and explore opportunities in a variety of careers
  • Set career goals
  • Develop workplace skills


PERSONAL/SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Manage anger
  • Resolve conflict
  • Build interpersonal skills
  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Maintain friendships
  • Request adult assistance with serious concerns