Glenvar Middle-School Counseling Department:
Dottie Forrest, School Counseling Coordinator
Sharon Pope, School Counseling Secretary
The GMS Guidance program is a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program that is in place to provide direct assistance to all students in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary for healthy development. The program recognizes that parents, school personnel and the community each have important roles to play and resources to contribute to students in the academic, career, social and emotional development.
There are four essential components to this program:
1. Guidance Curriculum: Help students develop life skills, for example self confidence, motivation, decision making, and career awareness. Please see the Standards of School Counseling Programs link for more specific information on the curriculum.
2. Responsive Services: Assist children who have immediate personal concerns or problems which affect their educational, career, personal or social development.
3. Individual Planning: Guide students as they plan, monitor, and manage their own educational, career, personal, and social development.
4. System Support: Collaborate with teachers, staff, parents, and the community in promoting the successful development of students.
Please contact the GMS Guidance Department at any time for assistance.