“To do good things in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning in your life.”
–Paula P. Brownlee
The Clay Middle School Student Services Department promotes the academic, social/emotional, and career development of all students. The counseling program is preventive, proactive, and reactive. The school counselors serve as advocates for the students while collaborating with parents, staff, students, and the community to assist students in reaching their full potential.
Counseling services are offered to all students both individually and in groups. These services are designed to address the academic, social, emotional, and developmental needs of students.
Counselors coordinate a variety of special programs within their schools. These may include registration, peer helper and conflict mediation programs, long-term educational program planning, and guiding students in their prospective career choices and other decision-making for the future.
An important part of the school counselor's role is consultation. Counselors may consult with parents, faculty, other school staff, and community agencies in order to best meet the individual needs of all students.
Classroom & Small Group Guidance:
Counselors conduct a variety of group guidance lessons throughout the year in order to provide students with information relevant to their needs or concerns. These lessons may include study skills, career exploration, decision-making skills, and future educational planning.