School Counseling - Middle School

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  • The mission of the Masconomet School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program that promotes the academic, college/career, and personal/social growth of all students. School counselors advocate for equity, access, and success for every student by collaborating with faculty, parents, and the community. The school counselors work proactively to deliver a counseling curriculum that systematically reaches each and every student in an effort to maximize student potential and academic achievement and to foster social and civic responsibility. The service delivery system includes whole grade and small group practices, as well as individual meetings with students in order to address the developmental milestones and challenges associated with each grade level.  It is through the school counseling curriculum, responsive services, individual planning, and system support that counselors are able to assist students with their planning and decision making. School counselors are committed to ensuring that students are equippedwith the necessary knowledge and skills needed to be effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers, and life-long learners as members of a changing society.

     Role of the Counselor

    The role of the middle school counselor is to foster student independence, responsibility and to assist the student in taking an active role in his/her learning. The counselor also facilitates communication between school, home and student to promote self-advocacy, self- monitoring and academic success.

    Middle school counselors implement the counseling program by providing:

    School Counseling Curriculum
    Academic coaching
    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 awareness, exploration and planning

    Individual Student Planning
    Goal-setting/decision- making
    Academic 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 

     

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