“Todays young people are living in an exciting time, with an increasingly diverse society, new technologies, and expanding opportunities. To help ensure that they are prepared to become the next generation of parents, workers, leaders, and citizens”, every student needs support, guidance, and opportunities during adolescence, a time of rapid growth and change. Early adolescents face unique and diverse challenges, both personally and developmentally, that have an impact on academic achievement.
-American School Counselor Association
Horace Mann Middle School Counseling department aligns with the American School Counselors Association
The counseling program is an integral component of the educational mission of our school. Therefore, our mission is to raise students’ level of consciousness for improved student achievement thereby eliminating significant performance gaps among students of diversity.
As Horace Mann School Counselors, we are student advocates and partners in student achievement.
What is a middle school counselor?
School counselors work with all students, school staff, families, and members of the community as an integral part of the education program. School counseling programs promote school success through a focus on academic achievement, prevention and intervention activities, advocacy and social/emotional and career development. (American School Counselor Association, 1997) School counselors work predominately withschool related issues. A school counselor is not a therapist. When issues go beyond the training of a school counselor, parents are encouraged to seek therapy within the community.