The MS Counselor provides a wide range of services in the school but mostly supports students in grades 6-8 with academic and/or as social and emotional concerns.
Academic Counseling is available to all students to help them understand their individual strengths, to set goals, and to assist them in planning an appropriate program of studies with their elective courses.
Some of the areas in which a counselor can work with students and parents are:
- Assisting students in selecting appropriate courses each year
- Checking each student’s progress through a regular review of their grades
- Consulting with faculty regarding student performance
- Counseling students experiencing academic difficulties and developing strategies for improvement
- Being available to meet with parents of all students
- Peer relationships
- Transition/adjustment issues
- Social pressures
- Emotional concerns
- Family conflicts
Personal Counseling is available to all students, teachers and parents to better assist students in managing the normal developmental issues that arise during preadolescence and any other difficulties they may encounter.
Other activities in which the MS Counselor is involved during the school year include:
- New student and family transitions
- Parent-caregiver talks
- Multicultural and inclusion awareness
- Advisory block
- Mediation program
- Peer Helpers
Carol Morgan School Counseling Program Mission
The Counseling Department at Carol Morgan School collaborates with students, parents, teachers, and the academic leadership team to support all students through a comprehensive and developmental approach that addresses the four domains outlined by the International Model for School Counseling – academic, personal/social, career, and global perspective. The well-articulated PK-12 counseling program provides instruction, support and caring at every level. Services are provided to maximize the academic achievement and promote the necessary skills, attitudes, and beliefs for all students to strengthen their unique capabilities and enable them to participate as responsible citizens in a global society.