•      Middle school counselors are master's level educators uniquely trained in child and adolescent development, learning strategies, self management and social skills.  They implement a comprehensive school counseling program to support students through this important developmental period.  This program teaches students the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for academic, career and social/emotional development. 

         The school counselor develops a comprehensive program based on the school counseling standards from the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model with input from parents,  faculty/staff and community stakeholders.  The ASCA National Model provides a flexible framework middle school counselors use to develop a comprehensive program designed to meet students' unique needs.  Comprehensive school counseling programs are data-based and designed to meet the unique needs of students.

         The ASCA National Model provides a flexible framework middle school counselors use to develop a comprehensive program designed to meet students' unique needs.  The delivery of these services includes:

    • Individual Student Planning
    • Responsive Services
    • Referrals for community resources
        How are students different because of the middle school counseling program?
     
    • Student attendance, behavior, and academic achievement improve
    • Students acquire knowledge, social skills, positive attitudes toward self and learning