School Counseling

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) PreK-12 School Counseling Program provides comprehensive counseling services to maximize students' academic achievement, career development, and social-emotional learning.

    Our school counselors are vital members. Their fundamental role is to assist all students in academic achievement, personal/social development, and career development. There are approximately 280 counselors at ֶƵelementary, middle and high schools.

    Through a comprehensive school counseling program, ֶƵcounselors provide a variety of services, including:

    • Individual counseling
    • Group counseling
    • Classroom guidance
    • Academic, college, and career counseling
    • Assisting students in developing an academic plan
    • Interpreting standardized test results
    • Grief and crisis counseling
    • Responding to and assisting with crises
    • Developing confidential relationships with students
    • Advocating for students
    • Promoting and monitoring student success in a collaborative manner
    • Helping students overcome barriers to learning
    • Providing preventive and interventive strategies for student success
    • Facilitating parent/teacher conferences
    • Serving as a resource to students of available community opportunities
    • Serving as a resource for school staff and parents
    • Serving as a resource for community referrals
    • Providing parent and community outreach
    • Fostering a positive school environment by embracing and promoting diversity

Contact Us

  • Sarah Plano
    Elementary School Counseling Program Manager

    Middle School Counseling Program Manager

    Kristin Hodges
    High School Counseling Program Manager

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