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The 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.
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If ever needed, text CMSHuskies to 1-844-201-9946. A licensed counselor (not from CMS) will respond within five minutes. It is safe, anonymous and always available. Please see below.
Guidance Counselor VS. School Counselor?
In the past, the title “guidance counselor” was used to describe counselors working in a school. Their role was primarily focused on "guiding" students to post-secondary education and scheduling. The title "school counselor" recognizes that counselors today address the needs of the whole student.
The Essential Role of Middle School Counselors