Counselor Corner

Here at Sloat Junior High, Our School Counselors:

  • Help resolve barriers that interfere with learning.
  • Conduct classroom guidance learning activities, small group counseling, and individual counseling.
  • Enroll new students and schedule students in classes.
  • Coordinate the Explore Test and OCCT Tests.
  • Support students with special needs.
  • Offer crisis intervention and prevention.
  • Have a Master's degree or higher education along with various certifications.
  • Create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere while working together with school personnel including administration, teachers, community counselors, and school psychologist.

School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community.

Junior High School Students' Developmental Needs

Junior High school is an exciting, yet challenging time for students, their parents and teachers. From childhood to adolescence, middle school students are characterized by a need to explore a variety of interests, connecting their learning in the classroom to its practical application in life and work. Middle School students have high levels of activity coupled with frequent fatigue due to rapid growth. They search for their own unique identity as they begin turning more frequently to peers rather than parents for ideas and affirmation. Middle Schoolers are extremely sensitive to the comments from others; and heavy reliance on friends to provide comfort, understanding and approval.

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