The counseling program at Ellis Middle School stresses student development in three major areas: personal and social growth, career and educational decision-making, and academic achievement. 

Personal and Social Development

  • Help students discover their strengths and weaknesses in relation to school performances.

  • Help students use their problem-solving and conflict resolution techniques.

  • Help with conflict management and interpersonal relationships.

  • Help students become their own advocates.

  • Help students learn to manage difficult emotions and cope with challenging life experiences. 

 

Academic Achievement

  • Identify programs available to students and the requirements for participation in these programs.

  • Help students adjust to the school and plan their programs.

  • Help students with time-management.

  • Consult with teachers on ways to improve student academic achievement.

  • Develop and review 504 accommodation plans. 

 

Career and Educational Decision-Making

  • Develop a 4-year plan for high school.

  • Review graduation requirements.

  • Assess student aptitudes & interests and explore career options.

  • Reinforce problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Click on the links below to explore some of the specific services we provide to students, families and teachers.