New Hope-Solebury Middle School

School Counseling Department

A developmental school counseling program is an integral part of a student's educational program and is important to every student's academic success. The program is not only preventative, but proactive in nature designed to teach all students.

The purpose of the middle school counseling program is to provide all students an opportunity to further develop their social/emotional growth, academic success and career exploration.

As a school counselor I work in collaboration with administration, faculty, parents, and the community to build a scaffolding of knowledge and skills that provide high academic performance, effective decision making, and positive self esteem that will continue throughout the life span.

To achieve these goals, a middle school counselor:

  • Works with students individually, in small groups, and in the classroom

  • Is a member of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Team (MTSS)

  • Orients new families to our school and community

  • Supports students with behavior concerns

  • Develops and monitors 504 Service Agreements

  • Participates in the identification process for gifted students

  • Facilitates the transition of students from 6th through 8th grade

  • Is an IEP/GIEP team member for learning support and gifted students

  • Provides support to parents regarding the developmental needs of students

  • Supports student character education

  • Collaborates with parents and students during course selection to assist in proper academic placement

* Please note school counselors do not provide "therapy" or "traditional counseling"*

Referrals for outside counseling services are available upon request.

Utilize the links in the menu above to retrieve important information throughout the school year.

Feel free to contact me to help answer any questions you may have or discuss your concerns.

Mental Health Resources Website Link

Heather L. Robtison , MA, NCC


Phone: 215.862.0608

Fax: 215.862.2862

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