The CMS Comprehensive Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program is based on the following beliefs:
Services Provided by the CMS Guidance and Counseling Department:
Classroom Guidance - Counselors provide classroom guidance lessons which focus on the following three student-development areas: Personal/Social Development, Academic Development, and Career Development.
Individual Counseling – Individual counseling is available to students as needed. Students may be referred by teachers, parents, administrators, or self-referral.
Small Group Counseling – Groups consist of 4 – 8 students and counseling topics are provided according to identified student needs. Needs are determined
by student needs assessments or by teacher/parent/administrator requests. Topics may include grief, divorce, anger management, and social skills as well
as other issues. Students must have a signed parent permission form in order to participate in small group counseling sessions.
Community Referrals – The Guidance and Counseling Department works with community agencies to provide services which cannot be provided through the
Academic Monitoring – Counselors monitor students for academic success. Students at risk for retention or who are struggling are conferenced with
individually or in small groups.
Intervention Team – Counselors serve with a committee of teachers, administrators, and other professionals on the School Intervention Team. The
purpose of this team is to provide assistance to classroom teachers whose students need additional interventions in order to achieve academic success.
Teacher/Parent Consultation – Counselors work with parents, teachers, administrators and other professionals to plan and implement policies and
programs to foster student success.