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What is a School Counselor

silhouettes of stick figure children and adults in different colorsA School Counselor:

  • Meets with students in a 1:1 setting to assist with social/peer issues, family concerns, and academic struggles and successes;
  • Facilitates conflict resolution for problems with family, friends, and teachers;
  • Helps students resolve concerns, address feelings and assist with brainstorming strategies to cope constructively with problems or developmental issues;
  • Communicates, consults, and collaborates with teachers, parents, administrators, school learning specialists, school psychologists, and school social workers;
  • Coordinates classroom presentations and parent/teacher conferences;
  • Builds student schedules;
  • Helps students identify their academic, social, and career goals/plans;
  • Provides direct support services to students through individual counseling, small group sessions, and classroom presentations;
  • Assists with crisis intervention for students and families;
  • Attends weekly teacher team meetings to discuss students’ academic progress;
  • Assists parents in understanding needed academic services and resources;
  • Offers an open door policy. All students are welcome to drop in to guidance at any time and parents are welcome to call with concerns at any time.

*Your child will remain with the same counselor throughout their three year middle school experience. Please view the counselor as the first contact for any problems or questions.