Counselors Corner

CAPCS Counseling Department

The school counselors at CAPCS are here to serve as advocates for the students and provide the vital link between the school, home, special services, and outside agencies. The CAPCS Counseling Department supports students at all developmental stages/ levels by advocating and assisting them emotionally, socially, academically, and behaviorally through course selections, college and career planning, and personal/social development.

Meet the Counselors...

Middle School

Grades 6th-8th

Ellison Street

qstatum@collegeachieve.org

American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Statement on the Role of the School Counselor

The professional school counselor is a certified/licensed educator trained in school counseling with unique qualifications and skills to address all students’ academic, personal/social, and career development needs. Professional school counselors implement a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student achievement. Professional school counselors serve a vital role in maximizing student achievement. Incorporating leadership, advocacy and collaboration, professional school counselors promote equity and access to opportunities and rigorous educational experiences for all students. Professional school counselors support a safe learning environment and work to safeguard the human rights of all members of the school community.

To find out more about the America School Counselor Association, click here.

School Counseling Services include:

  • Apply academic achievement strategies

  • Manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills

  • Plan for postsecondary options (higher education, military, workforce)

  • Individual student academic planning and goal setting

  • School counseling classroom lessons based on student success standards

  • Short-term counseling to students

  • Referrals for long-term support

  • Collaboration with families/teachers/ administrators/ community for student success

  • Advocacy for students at individual education plan meetings and other student-focused meetings

  • Data analysis to identify student issues, needs, and challenges

  • Acting as a systems change agent to improve equity and access, achievement, and opportunities for all students

Parents and guardians are always welcome to contact the appropriate school counselors if:

  • You feel your child is having difficulty with school, familial, or social issues.

  • You have concerns/questions regarding your child’s academic performance.

  • You have questions about planning for transitioning your child to high school and post-secondary planning.

  • You need assistance in finding an outside counseling agency for your child.

  • You would like assistance in setting up a meeting with your child’s teachers.

  • There has been a significant change, loss, or stressor in your child’s life at home.

Resources

Help students and parents help themselves by making resources easily accessible.

Student Support

  • Teen Dating Abuse: 1-800-331-9474

  • Sexual Assault Home: 1-800-656- 4673

  • LGBTQ+ Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

  • Runaway Safeline: 1-800-786-2929

  • Crime Victims: 1-855-484-2846

  • Gender-Based Street Harassment Hotline: 1-855-897-5910

  • Talk to a training counselor 24/7: 1-866-488-7386 or text "START" to 678678

  • 2nd Floor 24/7 Youth Helpline (Text or Call): 888-222-2228

  • TransLifeline: 877-565-8860 (10am-4am)

  • If you need crisis support, text NAMI to 741741

Parent Resources