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Vision:

To provide a comprehensive developmental program based on the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students. To foster a notion of respect, support, trust, and community among all students; through advocacy and collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators, and the community. The counseling program promotes academic and life-long success through continued educational support and social/emotional growth

 

Mission:

To provide students with the skills and resources necessary for them to make self-directed, realistic and responsible decisions, accept personal responsibility for their actions, believe in their abilities, and live up to their dreams. 

Counseling Department

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Services

  • Academic support
  • Bully prevention 
  • Conflict and bullying resolution
  • Crisis response services
  • Parent/teacher conferences
  • Peer mediaton
  • Personal, social, and emotional support
  • Referals to outside agencies
  • Scheduling and registration
  • Small groups
  • Substance abuse education

Confidentiality

Students disclosure in the counseling office is confidential and private information unless a student reports:

1.  Harm to self

2.  Harm to others

3.  Student is being harmed or neglected by someone else

Curriculum

6th Grade:

Empowerment is an APS Middle School Bullying Prevention presented to all 6th grade students.

7th Grade:

One Person Can Make a Difference is a bully prevention and sexual harassment prevention presentation, created by the counselor Ms. Martinez, and presented to all 7th grade students.

8th Grade: 

One Person Can Make a Difference is a bully prevention and sexual harassment prevention presentation, created by the counselor Ms. Martinez, and presented to all 8th grade students.

Entering High School is an informational presentation that is presented to all 8th grade students.

High School 101 is a college and career exploration program that allows students to complete an interest inventory and search for possible careers. During the presentation Next Step Plans are completed by students.

School Counselor
Contact Melanie Martinez  Melanie Martinez Counselor

Resources