What We Do
What We Do:
School counselors are uniquely trained to support the academic, personal/social, and career development of all students. This is done through a developmental and comprehensive program that includes:
- School Guidance Curriculum: Structured lessons designed to help students acquire knowledge and skills appropriate for their developmental level.
- Inpidual Student Planning: Ongoing activities to help students establish personal goals and develop future plans.
- Responsive Services: Prevention/Intervention activities to meet students' immediate and future needs.
- System Support: Establishing, maintaining, and enhancing the school counseling program.
(Examples of activities and competencies in each area can be found here.)
Discussions with your school counselors are confidential, unless you give us permission to share. Exceptions to confidentiality are:
- Information necessary for your teachers, school staff, or others to know
- Your safety is in danger
- Some else’s safety is in danger
If you have questions about confidentiality, please ask!
The professional middle school counselor holds a Master’s degree in School Counseling and attends professional development opportunities in order to further refine and improve skills and programs.
Professional school counselors may also maintain membership in professional organizations in order to maintain access to additional resources and knowledge. Professional School Counselors maintain all ethical guidelines outlined in the American School Counseling Association Code of Ethics (ASCA, 2013).
These program aspects are in line with the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) National Model for best practices. For more information on school counselor roles or the competencies we teach students, please visit the following resources:
The Role of the School Counselor
The Middle School Counselor
ASCA National Standards