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School Counseling Services

School counselors are able to provide brief, short-term, solution focused counseling. They are trained to meet social and emotional needs and assist families seeking resources for long-term therapeutic support.

K-12 School Counseling Services

Elementary, middle, K-8 and high school counselors support all students in the following ways:

Direct Student Services

  • Classroom instruction
  • Individual and small group counseling  
  • Crisis Response 
  • Academic support 

Indirect Student Services

  • Consultation and collaboration with parents and staff
  • Referrals and resources
  • Health and Wellness Team Meetings - school based teams that work together with teachers and/or parents to address health and mental health needs

In addition, APS also has Crossroads counselors and College and Career Readiness counselors.

High School Crossroads Counselors

Crossroads counselors provide a substance use prevention and intervention program primarily for high school students.

Services are delivered by licensed school counselors with training and experience in the field of substance use.  They include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Family support
  • Education and outreach on substance use and misuse
  • Referrals and resources for more intensive services as needed

Middle School Crossroads Counselors

Vision: Students who are self-aware, self-regulated, resilient, healthy decision makers.

Mission: To provide substance use education and support to students, staff, and families that guides students toward gaining and maintaining healthy mindsets, skills and habits throughout life.

Services Include:

  • Student substance use/misuse education
  • Nicotine and vape education
  • Family education and community resource support
  • PIP
  • School staff education and consultation on substance use/misuse
  • Post Overdose Response Team (PORT)

College and Career Readiness Counselors (CCRCs)

CCRCs support, guide and provide resources to students to prepare them for higher education or a skilled profession in the workplace.  

Services include:

  • Classroom and group education about college and career readiness topics
  • Individual college and career support
  • FAFSA completion assistance

Who To Contact For Services

If you need school counseling services, please contact your school counselor.

This page was last updated on: April 1, 2022.
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