School Counseling

School Counseling News

Programs Available:

Please click on the links below to learn more about programs being offered in our area. 

  • Childhood Anxiety:  Signs, Symptoms and Treatment : The Frederick Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is sponsoring a presentation by Dr. Erin Berman from NIMH.  It will be held in the Frederick County Health Department auditorium on September 17 from 7:00 - 8:30.  
  • Families Plus Free Parent Workshop:  Parenting children under five:  Tuesday, September 23rd

In a comprehensive developmental counseling program, with the direction of the school counselor, students will develop the following competencies: 

Academic Development

Students will:

  • demonstrate the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
  • complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial postsecondary options, including college.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of academics to the world of work, and to life at home and in the community.

Career Development

Students will:

  • demonstrate skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
  • employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between personal qualities, education, training, and the world of work.

Personal/Social Development

Students will:

  • demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes, and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
  • make decisions, set goals, and take necessary action to achieve goals.
  • demonstrate an understanding of safety and survival skills.
  • demonstrate an understanding of bullying, including prevention skills and appropriate intervention.

These counseling services are delivered through:

  • Classroom Lessons
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Solution-Focused Brief Individual Counseling

If your child has a problem or concern, he/she may inform his/her classroom teacher who will refer the child to the school counselor. Older students may access the school counselor directly. Visits to the counseling room are confidential. Calls or referrals from parents/guardians are welcomed.