The Counseling Center at Spring Station supports the academic, personal, and career development of all Spring Station Middle School students. Middle school is an exciting time of growth and change, and the Counseling Center at Spring Station is a valuable resource that helps parents and students adjust to all of the transitions that take place during these years.
The school counseling program at Spring Station 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.
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.
Classroom Guidance is an opportunity to discuss issues that are relevant to students’ academic, social, and emotional concerns. Some of the topics include learning styles, study skills, decision-making skills, resistance to peer pressure, career exploration, and high school registration.
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 Spring Station Middle School.
If your child is having difficulty succeeding in the classroom, the first thing to do is contact his or her teachers. It may be helpful to set up a conference with them to discuss concerns and talk about ways to address the problem. If your child continues to struggle, you should contact your child’s counselor to discuss your concerns and to see if an RTI referral might be appropriate.