Welcome to the Anamosa Middle School Counseling Website!
Counseling Mission Statement:
The mission of the Anamosa Community School District Comprehensive School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program that addresses the academic, career and personal/social development of all students. School counselors are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement to provide all students educational opportunities to learn and achieve in a rapidly changing global society.
What is a School Counselor?
A school counselor is a Master’s level certified, trained, and caring professional who works with all students, parents, teachers, staff and the community, in order for every student to achieve academic and social success. School Counseling services are delivered in four specific ways:
- Classroom Counseling Curriculum- designing ,structuring, and delivering classroom lessons so that students develop specific outcome-driven competencies in all grades 5-8 (personal/social, academic, career)and driven by the needs of the school population
- Individual Student Planning-assisting students with goal formation/planning (behavioral, academic, etc.)
- Responsive Services- meeting immediate student needs (counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, peer mediation, information-providing)
- System Support- school wide program planning and implementation (RTI, Instructional Leadership Teaming, etc.), consulting with other professionals, coordination of various supports for students and families