Highland Middle School Counselors

Mission Statement

The mission of the EMS ISD Counseling and Intervention Program is to support students as lifelong learners so they can achieve their full potential. Promoting high standards and incorporating high expectations, school counselors, as professional school advocates, will provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program to address the academic, career, and personal/social needs of all students. In unison with students, staff, parents and community members, school counselors will facilitate a positive, supportive, and culturally sensitive program to ensure the school community is a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment for each individual student.

Counselors Help Students Cope

Counselors know how to listen and help. Counselors can give support on solving problems and making good decisions. They are trained to provide guidance to students and parents related to many subjects including:

  • Academic concerns and requirements
  • Career awareness
  • Communication skills
  • Decision-making, goal-setting, planning, and problem-solving (conflict resolution)
  • Interpersonal relationships and social skills
  • Motivation to achieve
  • Respect for others and appreciation of cultural differences
  • Responsible behavior
  • Safety issues
  • Self-empowerment and resiliency
  • Self-understanding and self-confidence