Counseling Program
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School Counseling Program Mission Statement
To provide a comprehensive developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students.

Student Assignment: Grade 6

"If you could visualize the type of person God intended you to be you would rise up and never be the same you." Judy Garland

Middle School Student Developmental Needs
Middle school is an exciting, yet challenging time for students, their parents and teachers. During this passage from childhood to adolescence, middle school students are characterized by the following:

  • a need to explore a variety of interests
  • a desire to connect their learning in the classroom to its practical application in life and work
  • high levels of activity coupled with frequent fatigue due to rapid growth
  • a search for their own unique identity as they begin turning more frequently to peers rather than parents for ideas and affirmation
  • extreme sensitivity to the comments from others
  • a heavy reliance on friends to provide comfort, understanding and approval

Our school guidance program is delivered through…

  • School Guidance Curriculum
  • Individual Student Planning
  • Responsive Services
  • System Support
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