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School Counseling Services

The mission of the CMS PreK-12 School Counseling Program is to provide comprehensive counseling services to maximize academic achievement, career development, and social emotional learning of every student.

School Counselors in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

School counselors are vital members of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Their fundamental role is to assist all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development, and career development. Currently, there are approximately 280 counselors at CMS elementary, middle and high schools.

Through a comprehensive school counseling program, CMS counselors provide a variety of services including:
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
    • Classroom guidance
    • Academic, college, and career counseling
    • Assisting students in developing an academic plan
    • Interpreting standardized test results
    • Grief and crisis counseling
    • Responding to and assisting with crises
    • Developing confidential relationships with students
    • Advocating for students
    • Promoting and monitoring student success in a collaborative manner
    • Helping students overcome barriers to learning
    • Providing preventive and interventive strategies for student success
    • Facilitating parent/teacher conferences
    • Serving as a resource to students of available community opportunities
    • Serving as a resource for school staff and parents
    • Serving as a resource for community referrals
    • Providing parent and community outreach
    • Fostering a positive school environment by embracing and promoting diversity