Our guidance department is here to facilitate a student's academic, social, emotional and post-secondary development. Each student is assigned a counselor for four years. During that time counselors seek to establish a rapport with their counselees and assist them with academic and personal issues. As student advocates, we are here to help students obtain needed services while encouraging them to take challenging courses and programs to develop their potential.
Middle school is an exciting, yet challenging time for students and their parents. During this passage from childhood to adolescence, middle school students are characterized by a need to explore a variety of interests, connecting their learning in the classroom to its practical application in life and work. Students search for their own unique identity and begin turning more frequently to peers rather than parents for ideas and affirmation. There is a heavy reliance on friends to provide comfort, understanding and approval.