• The Role of Middle School Counselors

    Each new school year presents new challenges and experiences to students; middle school is such an exciting time!  Students grow & change and set full steam ahead on the journey of figuring out who they are, where their interests lie and how they would like their life path to look.

    Middle school often comes with its own special set of challenges – from academics & friendships, to family dynamics & future career paths.  During this time families begin to see their children move towards adolescence and into the teenage years. Co-curricular activities, peer relationships and social interaction seem to suddenly become more prominent in the lives of students than they ever were before.

    Middle school counselors are skilled and trained to support students, families, and school communities in navigating this exciting time!

    Middle School Counseling Services

    School Counseling Curriculum

    • Academic skills support
    • Organizational, study and test-taking skills
    • Education in understanding self and others
    • Coping strategies
    • Peer relationships and effective social skills
    • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
    • Career awareness, exploration and planning
    • Substance abuse education
    • Multicultural/diversity awareness

    Individual Student Planning

    • Goal-setting/decision- making
    • Academic planning
    • Career planning
    • Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
    • Transition planning

    Responsive Services

    • Individual and small group counseling
    • School crisis intervention
    • Peer facilitation
    • Consultation/collaboration
    • Referrals

    System Support

    • Professional development
    • Consultation, collaboration and teaming
    • Program management and operation