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Community Resources
  • The Partnership for a Drug Free America: Nonprofit is working for a future where all young people will be able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Not My Kid: This nonprofit strives to empower and educate youth, families, and communities with the knowledge and courage to identify and prevent negative youth behavior.
  • National Inhalant Prevention Coalition: NIPC educates youths and adults about the debilitating effects of dangerous gateway drugs.
  • Families Plus: This nonprofit organization provides programs and support to educate, empower, and enrich the lives of Frederick County families, individuals, and children.
  • National Association of School Psychologists: The NASP empowers school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health.
  • Mental Health Association of Frederick County: It strives to build a strong foundation of emotional wellness through education, empowerment, advocacy and treatment for children, adults and families through a wide array of services.

School Counseling

In a comprehensive developmental counseling program, with the direction of the school counselor, students will develop the following competencies: 

Academic Development

Students will:

  • demonstrate the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
  • complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial postsecondary options, including college.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of academics to the world of work, and to life at home and in the community.

Career Development

Students will:

  • demonstrate skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
  • employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between personal qualities, education, training, and the world of work.

Personal/Social Development

Students will:

  • demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes, and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
  • make decisions, set goals, and take necessary action to achieve goals.
  • demonstrate an understanding of safety and survival skills.
  • demonstrate an understanding of bullying, including prevention skills and appropriate intervention.

These counseling services are delivered through:

  • Classroom Lessons
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Solution-Focused Brief Individual Counseling

If your child has a problem or concern, he/she may inform his/her classroom teacher who will refer the child to the school counselor. Older students may access the school counselor directly. Visits to the counseling room are confidential. Calls or referrals from parents/guardians are welcomed.

Helpful Counseling Links

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Psychological Services: Learn more about the role psychologists play at and get more information on mental health.
Character Counts: This is an ethical decision making program that helps people make appropriate choices every day.
Special education resources: Learn more about FCPS Partners for Success and the Special Education Citizen Advisory Council
FCPS Testing programs: See a full list of testing programs and the updated testing calendar.
Community Agency School Services: This is a department within the Student Services Division. CASS social workers promote school success by providing support services to students.
Report bullying: Parents can report bullying via an online form.
Student rights and responsibilites: Learn the role of students in FCPS in this PDF document.
Parent-teacher conferences: More details about conferences at the elementary school level.