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    School Counseling

    Marvin Ridge School Counselors are certified, licensed educators with the minimum of a master’s degree in school counseling and are uniquely qualified to address the developmental needs of all students through a school counseling program addressing the academic, college and career, and social/emotional development of all students
     
    Students are alphabetically assigned to a counselor based upon the first letter of their last name. A student may schedule an appointment with his or her counselor before or after school or during lunch. Parents wishing to meet with your child's counselor may call or e-mail the appropriate counselor to schedule an appointment. 
     

    School Counselor Assignments:

     

     

     

     

     

    • Guidance Secretary and Student Records: Joy Owens

     

     

     

     

    Counseling Office Contact Information:
    • Counseling Office Number: 704.290.1520
    • Counseling Office Fax Number: 704.243.2416
    • Marvin Ridge CEEB/Testing code: 342528

     

  • 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)