The Perry Meridian Middle School Counseling Department has been awarded the Gold Star School Counseling status by the Indiana Department of Education. Our licensed professional school counselors strive to continually review and enhance our comprehensive school counseling program to go above and beyond state standards.


The school 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:


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


  • Integration of career information in core and related arts curriculum
  • Completion of career interest inventories through Naviance
  • Participation in visiting Perry Meridian High School
  • Guidance lessons
  • Planning for the future


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

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to contact the school after their student has been or will be absent for three or more days to make arrangements with the Counseling Department to obtain the assignments. To request assignments, please call your student’s school counselor before 8 a.m.