School Counseling Resources

Aspire2Excellence

The life of a middle school student (and parent/guardian) can be fast-paced and demanding.  Between soccer games, dance classes, tutoring and service work it can be easy to find yourself in need of additional resources.  Throughout the year the School Counseling department will post articles, web links and other helpful topics that may assist your family.  Below are popular links families have used to assist with academic planning, student safety and career exploration.

Academic Planning
Rising 6th Grade Academic Planning Presentation

Rising 7th and 8th Grade Academic Planning Presentation
APS Academic Planning:  Aspire2Excellence
Academic Planning Maps: Middle School Academic Planning Map  High School Academic Planning Map
Graduation Requirements:   Standard Diploma Requirements     Advanced Studies Diploma Requirements
Internet Safety
NSTeens.org
https://www.netsmartz.org/Home
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/privacy-and-internet-safety/age/teens
College & Career Exploration
SAT Question of the Day: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day
ACT Question of the Day:  http://www.act.org/qotd/
APS College and Career Corner
Petersons College Information: http/www.petersons.com/
College Board: https://www.collegeboard.org/

Signs of Suicide (Suicide Prevention Program)

Parent Portal: http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/thomas-jefferson-middle-school

Safeguarding Our Students:  PTA Presentation Safeguarding Our Students

Substance Abuse Counseling

Please visit the APS Substance Abuse Counseling link for more information.

Check out these resources from our APS Substance Abuse Counselors

Contact our Substance Abuse Counselor:

Kim V. Chisolm, LCSW, CSAC, SAP

*To leave a confidential voice message: 703-228-2541
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