School Counseling

  • "Guiding Your Child To A Brighter Future"

    Our mission at Health Science Academy at Monroe Middle School is to develop students who are independent problem solvers that understand their strengths and how to align them with good choices. In doing this, we hope to promote good character and bring forth success and happiness. In order to fulfill this mission the counseling department has developed a comprehensive school counseling program. With the collaborative effort of school personnel, families, and community resources, the school counseling program will provide every student opportunities to become productive citizens of a global society.

    Counseling for:

    Academic Achievement:

    • Provide more on task time
    • Reduce disruptive behavior
    • Build confidence to achieve success

    Our counselors collaborate with administrators to fulfill the mission of the school.

    Career Development:

    • Discuss child's goals
    • Build on their personality and interests
    • Explore job opportunities

    Middle grades students are not too young to begin an understanding of their work world. The door to the future is open. Our goal is to empower our students by identifying options to what lies ahead.

    Personal Development:

    • Self Esteem
    • Relationship Development
    • Skills for Coping with Change

    Believing in you and in others can lead to satisfying relationships at school, home, and eventually the work place. Preparing your child for various situations is essential.

    Counseling Services Provided Through:

    • Individual Counseling
    • Small Group Counseling
    • Consultation
    • Collaboration
    • Referrals
  • Confidentiality Statement

    School counselors recognize their primary obligation for confidentiality is to the student but balance that obligation with an understanding of the family or guardians’ legal and inherent rights to be the guiding voice in their children’s lives (ASCA Code of Ethics).

    The role of the school counselor in regards to confidentiality is:

    • To support the students right to privacy and protect confidential information received from students, the family, guardian and staff members
    • To explain the meaning and limits of confidentiality to students in developmentally appropriate terms
    • To provide appropriate disclosure and informed consent regarding the counseling relationship and confidentiality
    • To inform students and the family of the limits to confidentiality when: Student poses a danger to self or others, Court ordered disclosure, Consultation with other professionals in support of the student i.e. colleagues, supervisors, treatment teams, and other support personnel
    • To keep personal notes separate from educational records and not disclose their contents except when privacy exceptions exist
    • To seek guidance from supervisors and appropriate legal advice when their records are subpoenaed
    • To assert their belief that information shared by students is “confidential” and should not be revealed without the student’s consent
    • To adhere to all laws protecting student records, health information, and special services (i.e., HIPAA, FERPA, IDEA)