The Counseling Department
The Counseling Department at Brentwood Middle School supports the academic and personal development of all students. Counselors also help to coordinate programs such as orientation for new students and Career Fair. They aide with the transition to high school, provide academic support, assist with school, county and state testing. Middle school is an exciting time of growth and change and the counseling department can help parents and students adjust to the transitions that take place during these years. Please feel free to contact them for any questions or concerns.
To develop responsible students by ensuring every student acquires the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed in their academic, career, and social development.
STARS (Students Taking a Right Stand)
The STARS (Students Taking a Right Stand) program provides prevention education and intervention services (individual, group, and crisis counseling) for students. Some of the areas addressed are bullying, substance abuse, violence, and social and emotional issues. The STARS counselor is available to students on a daily basis. Please feel free to reach out through email any needs you may have or questions regarding services that the STARS Counselor can provide.
About the STARS Executive Council
Meeting Times: The STARS Executive Council will meet in classroom B-3 during the Late Start Days the first two weeks each month (Sept. 14, Oct. 5 and 13, Nov. 2 and 9, Dec. 7, Jan. 11 and 19, Feb. 1 and 8, March 1 and 8)
The STARS Student Executive Council serves as the STARS Leadership team. This group is made up of students who make a commitment to abstain from alcohol, drugs, violence, and who meet specific requirements. These students serve as role models as they plan and implement STARS activities such as Red Ribbon Week and an Anit-Bullying Campaign throughout the school and community
Available Services from the Counseling Department
The school counseling program at Brentwood Middle School is a comprehensive developmental program that supports the school’s mission to prepare students to be lifelong learners and responsible members of society.
In our proactive approach to meeting state school counseling and career guidance standards, we implement a classroom guidance curriculum, coordinate testing, and lead school-wide character education and anti-bullying efforts. The counselors are available to consult with parents and teachers to find ways to enhance student success. We frequently make referrals to the school social worker to help parents get connected to resources in the community. We also provide the responsive services listed below.