The school counseling program at FvMS is a comprehensive developmental program that supports the school’s focus to prepare students to be lifelong learners.
Middle school is the time to start planning for college. We hope students and parents will find our website helpful in accessing the latest in guidance related information. The courses students take in high school, along with their grades and student activities will determine their preparation for colleges and college programs.
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.
Counselors meet with students for confidential individual counseling to address academic, personal, and career concerns. Parents and teachers may refer students, but many students come in on their own. By helping students to identify their own personal strengths, we work with students on learning how to make decisions, set goals, overcome obstacles, and cope with challenges.
Small Group Counseling
We offer small group counseling on a variety of topics as needed, such as study skills, friendship, stress and anxiety, transitioning to a new school, and family situations such as divorce and remarriage. Parents, teachers, and students should speak to a counselor to inquire about available groups. Small group counseling is also available through the STARS program at our school.