Heritage Middle School Counseling
The mission of the school counseling program at Heritage Middle is for all students to achieve success in academic, personal/social, and career development.
- The school counseling program is an integral part of the education process and a contributing factor to the success of all.
- All students have the right to benefit from an effective school counseling program and to be treated with dignity and respect.
- All students have the right to pursue educational opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment.
- The success of all students depends on the collaborative efforts of the entire school community.
STARS – Students Taking a Right Stand
The Student Assistance Program is an evidence-based program of STARS that addresses social and emotional barriers for youth in the school setting. The STARS counselor assists students in achieving academic and social success by promoting healthy development, reducing barriers to learning and building upon strengths. STARS counselors are on-site in Williamson County schools throughout the academic school year to provide prevention education through assemblies and classroom exercises, early intervention for students exhibiting problem behaviors, counseling to small groups and individuals, and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle with faculty and student leaders through the STARS Student Leadership Team. The result of STARS services has been increased school attendance and grades, increased attachment to school and community, increased individual resilience, reduced suspensions, expulsions, bullying, violence and substance abuse.