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Carter Lomax Counseling Department

The Carter Lomax counselors collaborate with school staff, parents and the larger community to create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere whereby young adolescents can achieve academic success. The goal of the program is to promote academic achievement by enhancing the learning process through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program that addresses social/emotional factors related to learning.  School counseling programs are key to the achievement of optimal personal growth, acquisition of positive social skills and values, development of career goals and the realization of a student’s full academic potential to become a productive, contributing member of the school community and larger society.

Carter Lomax Middle School Counseling Programs

v School Guidance Curriculum

§  Academic skills support

§  Organizational, study and test-taking skills

§  Coping strategies

§  Peer relationships and effective social skills

§  Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution

§  Career awareness, exploration and planning

§  Multicultural/diversity awareness

v Individual Student Planning

§  Goal-setting

§  Decision- making

§  Academic planning

§  Career planning

§  Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses

§  Transition planning

v Responsive Services

§  Individual and small group counseling

§  Individual/family/school crisis intervention

§  Peer facilitation

§  Consultation/collaboration

§  Referrals

v System Support

§  Professional development