Counselors are certified, trained, caring professionals who help students achieve academic success.
Guidance and Counseling Services include:
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Classroom Guidance
- Consultation/Coordination with parents, teachers, and others
- Lunch Bunch with your counselor
- Forestville/Cooper Mentor Program
- Parent Workshops
Counselors help students and parents with:
Learning StrategiesTest Taking skillsTime ManagementCareer AwarenessDecision- MakingProblem SolvingConflict ResolutionPeer RelationsCommunication SkillsCoping SkillsGoal-SettingDeath and LossDivorceOther concerns as requested
Fairfax County Public Schools, Department of Student Services and Special Education have mandated that each school has a comprehensive guidance and counseling program. The description of the program should be child-centered, preventive, and developmental. This type of program encourages students' social, emotional, and personal growth at each stage of their development. The purpose of counseling with students, parents, and teachers is to help students maximize their potential. The elementary school counseling and guidance program is a part of the total school program and complements learning in the classroom.Please work closely with your guidance counselor and teacher to ensure academic success for your child. We welcome you to contact us with any questions or concerns.