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Counseling Corner

IT'S REGISTRATION TIME! 

The video provides important registration information, as the registration process will be done differently than previous years.
 
 

MISSION:

The mission of the Southwest Middle School Counseling Department is to work collaboratively with all stakeholders in effort to positively impact student learning through the implementation of supportive services that promote and enhance achievement by addressing all academic, social/emotional, and career development needs.

 

GENERAL ROLE OF SCHOOL COUNSELORS IN CMS:

School counselors are vital members of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Their fundamental role is to assist all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development, and career development.  School counselors are vital members of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Their fundamental role is to assist all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development, and career development. 

  • Through a comprehensive school counseling program, CMS counselors provide a variety of services including:
  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Classroom guidance
  • Academic, college, and career counseling
  • Assisting students in developing an academic plan
  • Interpreting standardized test results
  • Grief and crisis counseling
  • Responding to and assisting with crises
  • Developing confidential relationships with students
  • Advocating for students
  • Promoting and monitoring student success in a collaborative manner
  • Helping students overcome barriers to learning
  • Providing preventive and interventive strategies for student success
  • Facilitating parent/teacher conferences
  • Serving as a resource to students of available community opportunities
  • Serving as a resource for school staff and parents
  • Serving as a resource for community referrals
  • Providing parent and community outreach
  • Fostering a positive school environment by embracing and promoting diversity