Springfield Middle School

Counseling Program

What is it all about?

School Guidance 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/Higher Education 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
  • Individual/family/school crisis intervention
  • Peer facilitation
  • Consultation/collaboration
  • Referrals
System Support
  • Professional development
  • Consultation, collaboration and teaming
  • Program management and operation

Middle School Counselors Collaborate With:

Parents
Communication/networking
Academic planning programs
Parent and family education
One-on-one parent conferencing
Assessment results interpretation
Resources and referrals
College/career exploration

Teachers
Career portfolio development
Assistance with students’ academic plans
Classroom guidance activities on study skills, career development, etc.
Academic support, learning style assessment and education to help students succeed academically
Career speakers
At-risk student identification and implementation of interventions to enhance success
Parent communication/education

Administrators
School climate
Behavioral management plans
School-wide needs assessment
Student data and results
Student assistance team building
Leadership

Students
Peer education
Peer support
Academic support
School climate
Leadership development

Community
Service learning
Crisis interventions
Referrals
Support groups
Career education

American School Counseling Association. "Why Middle School Counselors".
http://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors-members/careers-roles/why-
middle-school-counselors
web. 17 Sept. 2014.
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Springfield Middle School Introductory Video