About the Guidance Department

Counseling Responsibilities

Counselors are responsible for a grade level of students and remain with those students during their time at PMMS. Counselors are available to meet with parents during the school day by appointment. A student who wishes to talk with his/her counselor will need to secure a pass from a teacher. The counselor will then meet with the student as soon as possible. The counselors provide a comprehensive developmental program for all students that encompasses three areas: Academic Preparation and Success, Career Development, and Personal/Social Development. The activities include, but are not limited to the following:

Academic Preparation and Success

  • Class scheduling
  • Information regarding scholarships, extracurricular programming, etc.
  • Academic counseling
  • Transition to middle school from the elementary/academy, and to high school
  • Guidance lessons

Career Development

  • Integration of career information in core and related arts curriculums
  • Completion of career interest inventories
  • Participation in visits to the high school, C9 Career Center and colleges
  • Guidance lessons
  • Planning for the future

Personal/Social Development

  • Individual and/or group counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Peer mediation
  • Character development
  • Consultation and coordination of services
  • Program referral
  • Guidance lessons

Parents are encouraged to contact the school after their child has been or will be absent for three or more days to make arrangements with the Guidance Department to obtain the assignments. To request assignments, call the Guidance Department before 8:00 a.m.