• Counselors

    Overview of the SMS Counseling Program:

    Sweetwater Middle School counselors provide services through individual counseling, small group counseling, core curriculum, and parent and teacher consultation.  Additionally, the counselors coordinate school-wide programs designed to enhance student success and encourage family involvement in the learning process.

  • Role of the School Counselor

    Parents, the press, administrators and the general public often wonder just what it is that school counselors do on a daily basis. Gone are the days of school counselors sitting in their office simply handing out college applications, making schedule changes for students who want to drop a class or meeting with the troublemakers in the school. Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. 

    ​                               ~ From American School Counselor Association website

  • Why Middle School Counselors?

    Today’s young people are living in an exciting time, with an increasingly diverse society, new technologies, and expanding opportunities. To help ensure that they are prepared to become the next generation of parents, workers, leaders and citizens, every student needs support, guidance and opportunities during adolescence, a time of rapid growth and change. Early adolescents face unique and diverse challenges, both personally and developmentally, that have an impact on academic achievement.

    ~ From American School Counselor Association website