• Counseling

      

    Mr. Marcus Jones, Professional School Counselor 

      

     What is a school counselor?

    School counselors work with parents, school staff, and the community to help all children achieve academic and social-emotional success. They provide education, prevention, and early intervention through a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program. All direct and indirect services are provided through academic, personal/social, and career development, which are designed by the American School Counseling Association standards.

     

    My Mission Statement: To develop a foundation for students to learn, grow, and be appropriately social in and out of a school environment. My goal is to provide students with support and resources on a proactive basis as opposed to being reactive as they need to be college, career, and community ready.

     

    Students, I am here to help you...

     

    • Attend school regularly and on time

    • Work out friendship problems

    • Follow classroom and school rules

     

    • Set goals

    • Develop good work habits

    • Work well with others

    • Feel good about yourself

    • Adjust to a new school

    • Learn how to make decisions

    • Manage your feelings (stress, worry, anger, etc.)

    • Deal with peer pressure and bullying

    • Be the best YOU that YOU can be

    Counseling Services Available

     

    Individual Counseling

    • Teacher/Parent referred or self-referred
    • Short term; over 6 weeks time

    Small Group Counseling

    • Focused on specific, common topic
    • Short term; over 6 weeks time

    Classroom Guidance

    • Weekly whole group classroom lessons
    • Lessons are based on monthly counseling themes
    • Can be need based as well

     

    To assist us with these goals, we utilize the professional skills of our professional school counselor
     Mr. Marcus Jones and our school psychologist, Ms. Patricia Sicora.