The Counseling Department of HLMS is dedicated to nurturing students' academic, social/emotional, and career development by partnering with students, parents, educators, and community to foster an environment that removes barriers and promotes equity and access for ALL students to reach their fullest potential.
Our Vision Captures What We Desire:
The vision of the HLMS Counseling Department is that all students thrive in their civic and global communities by being empowered life-long learners who demonstrate resiliency and self-worth, appreciate diversity, and embrace the responsibility of using critical-thinking and innovation to solve real-world issues.
What does a School Counselor do?
School Counselors identify student and school needs by analyzing data to design and deliver a Comprehensive School Counseling Program (CSCP) that improve student outcomes (e.g. achievement, student, discipline,etc).
We are certified/licensed educators with professional ethical guidelines and Master's level training that uniquely equip us to address all students' academic, career, and social/emotional development needs through the CSCP.
We partner with students, parents/guardians, teachers and staff, administrators, and other key stakeholders to maximize student success!
Appraisal & Advisement | Student Self-exploration and Planning for their future
Responsive services | Addressing immediate needs of students in distress
Referrals | Resources in local community to support intensive needs of students
*Counseling Program services are data-driven and based on ASCA's 35 Mindsets & Behavior standards for Student Success. Click Button for more information on the School Counseling standards for K-12 student outcomes:
Family Transitions (e.g. Divorce, Death, Incarcerated, etc.)
We serve the whole child so please do not hesitate to contact your grade level counselor.
How does a student see the School Counselor?
Instructional time is extremely important for student success; thus, a referral system is in place to protect it as well as ensure that counselors have adequate time to address the needs of students. Go to Referrals to submit referral online:
Self-referral by the student
Confidentiality helps to ensure trust in the counseling relationship. School counselors are ethically and legally expected to protect student confidentiality unless information is deemed to be of serious or foreseeable harm to the student or someone else. Thus, to ensure student safety and well-being, confidentiality does not apply for the following:
Student is and/or suspected of harming themselves.
Student is and/or suspected of being harmed or in danger by someone else.
Student is and/or suspected of harming someone else.