Brooks Counseling Department

Welcome

Welcome to the Brooks Counseling Department webpage.

Our school counseling program's mission is to provide all students with equity and access to a comprehensive data driven school counseling program centered around an engaging curriculum that facilitates long range success and high achievement through student growth in academic, career, and personal social domains; creates an environment in which each student can learn at high levels; and encourages collaboration among students, parents, teachers and local community institutions.

The professional school counselors at Brooks College Prep believe:

All students are capable of learning at high levelsAll students have dignity and worthAll students have a right to counseling services and supportsAll students have unique skills, talents and abilitiesAll students can be successful in their post secondary endeavors

The Brooks College Prep comprehensive school counseling program will:

Utilize a holistic approach to meeting the academic, social-emotional and post-secondary needs of every studentTake a student centered approach toward goal setting Work as a collaborative team with all stakeholders to achieve program goals Use data to drive work and monitor progress of students and counseling initiativesConsciously address the diverse cultural, ethnic, racial, gender, and sexual identity needs when designing and implementing systemic program protocols

All professional school counselors at Brooks College Prep will:

Advocate to the best of our abilities for every single student Provide appropriate resources and supports for all students to be successful in their lifelong pursuits Abide by the American School Counseling Association’s code of ethicsHold a valid Professional Educators License through the Illinois State Board of EducationParticipate in professional development activities to enhance our knowledge, services, and school counseling program

Counseling Department Contact Information and Hours

Mrs. Tracey Boler

TRBoler@cps.edu

773-535-9938

8:30-4:00

ADVISORIES: 601, 602, 501, 502, 401, 402, 305, 205, 206, 101

Mrs. Aurora Diaz

ADiaz7@cps.edu

773-535-9970

9:00 - 4:30

ADVISORIES: 408, 306, 307, 308, 207, 208, 107, 108

Mrs. Adriane Jackson

ALJackson38@cps.edu

773-535-9950

8:00- 3:30

ADVISORIES: 403, 404, 303, 304, 203, 204, 104, 105, 106

Mrs. Jessica Mulder

JLLoegel@cps.edu

773-535-9931

8:30- 3:30

ADVISORIES: 405, 406, 407, 301, 302, 201, 202, 102, 103

Brooks Counseling Intern: Talitha McFadden tmcfadden3@cps.edu

Brooks Testing Coordinator: Helen Belk hbelk@cps.edu

How Do I Contact My Counselor?

  • Request an Appointment:

      • You might want to talk to your counselor one-on-one, OR our open office hours aren't working for you you can request an appointment.

      • Complete the 2020-2021 REQUEST FOR COUNSELING APPOINTMENT FORM

      • Allow your counselor up to 2 School Days to make an appointment with you.

      • Appointments will be made via google calendar for a google meet.

  • Attend Open Office Hours:

Friday 10:00- 1:40

  • Each counselor should be available via a google meet during these times. Counselors may NOT be available if a student is in crisis. We will attempt to put up an out of office reply if we can't be available.

  • Students can attend a google meet to speak with his/her counselor during these office hours counselors will use the same meet links every day.

  • Send Your Counselor an Email:

      • You can always send your counselor an email!

      • Please allow up to 2 School Days to respond to emails.

      • In your email please clearly explain what it is you need from us. This will help us to avoid a lot of back and forth, and we will probably be able to respond with an answer more quickly.

      • See Counselor Emails ABOVE

Counseling Office Schedule

*NOTE: The schedule MIGHT change. Due to the nature of counseling work, we cannot always foresee crisis events. The Brooks Counseling Team will try our best to keep students apprised of our availability.

Student Academic, SEL, and Postsecondary Supports

Academic supports offered by the Counseling Department.

Social & Emotional Supports offered by the Counseling Department

All things postsecondary! College and Career Planning, Financial Aid, & Scholarships

Grade Level Resources

12th Grade Resources

Graduation, Senior College Knowledge, Signing Day

11th Grade Resources

SAT, Junior Push-Ins, Special Programs

Underclassman Resources

Freshman and Sophomore Push-Ins, Special Programs

Student Course Planning and Enrichment

Here you will find: course catalog, off-campus programs, and course selection.

Here you will find information about After School and Summer Program Opportunities for students. Click here

Credit Recovery

Fall 2020 Credit Recovery Registration is NOW OPEN. Click HERE to see CPS Offerings!

Once you know which session you need to register for CLICK HERE to register.

THIS LETTER went out to students and parents on October 9th, 2020.

You can also check out the CPS credit recovery page.