School Counseling Mission Statement
The mission of the Frost Middle School Counseling Department is to provide comprehensive services to all students. Our program will support the academic, career, and personal/social needs of each student, which will be identified by collecting data and collaborating with stakeholders. Counselors will encourage the pursuit of academic excellence as students strive to reach their full potential in a safe and respectful environment. With our school community, we will promote the skills and knowledge necessary for an enriching middle school experience and successful high school transition. We will empower students to become life-long learners and contributors to the global community.
The school counselors, psychologist, social worker, parent liaisons and the director of student services support the school beliefs through student services department programs and activities. The department offers individual and group counseling, academic and career planning, consultation with parents and staff, informational programs and activities, identification and support of students with special needs, crisis intervention/problem solving, and referrals to community agencies.
Although all counselors and student services professionals will meet with parents on a drop-in basis, this sometimes is not possible due to prior commitments. To ensure that your needs are met in the best fashion, an appointment is encouraged. Parents/guardians make appointments by calling the counselor directly or through email. Students may ask teachers for a pass during the day to visit the counselor’s office.
When to Contact
For concerns about a specific course, such as questions about grading or information about homework, the course teacher is recommended as the first contact. For assistance with other concerns related to school performance or the well-being of a student, consultation with a school counselor is appropriate and encouraged.
Recognized ASCA Model Program
Frost Middle School Counseling Program has earned the title and designation of being a Recognized ASCA Model Program from the American School Counseling Association. This title is awarded to school who demonstrate excellence implementing a comprehensive data-driven program that supports student success.