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School Counseling Website!
Crabapple Middle School Counseling Department offers students a comprehensive range of services. These services are based on the developmental needs of students and address the intellectual, social, physical and emotional aspects of pre-adolescence and adolescence. Emphasizing life skills, students learn more about themselves, the world around them and the power of choices and consequences. In order to accomplish this goal, the Counseling Department focuses on the following: Academic Achievement, Career Awareness and Exploration and Personal and Social Development.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT - Counselors assist students to become independent learners. Academic responsibility is taught, encouraged and reinforced in a partnership between school and home. Aptitudes, interests and learning styles that relate to academic achievement are strengthened through this collaborative effort.
CAREER AWARENESS AND EXPLORATION - Counselors help students choose courses and activities to explore career opportunities. These experiences are designed to reflect the diversity of student backgrounds and promote positive life choices.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT - Counselors encourage individual growth and a broader understanding of relationships with others. Students develop skills and knowledge to be lifelong learners, establish personal goals and become productive members of society.
Does your child expect everything to happen now? If a friend doesn’t text back immediately or his/her teacher hasn’t graded a project yet, encourage him/her to come up with possible explanations. In today’s world it seems that many things can be completed at the touch of a button. However, other things do not happen right away and take more time. Maybe his/her friend is at a movie. His/her teacher may have 100+ other students’ assignments to grade. Thinking reasonably can help your child be patient and realistic in their expectations of others.