The objective of Hyde Park Middle School’s Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive and collaborative counseling program that facilitates the needs of students, parents, educators within the Hyde Park community. Additionally, the HPMS counseling department remains committed to building authentic, engaged, and trusting relationships with all students and families. The following are key components of the Hyde Park Middle School Counseling Department;
Social Emotional Learning
Facilitate the development of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, interpersonal relationships, and responsible decision making for all Hyde Park students.
Develop lessons and activities to present in students’ advisory classes that support the SEL Advisory objectives and curriculum.
Maintain dedicated office hours for students and/or parents to request private meeting times to discuss issues or concerns.
Establish peer supported counseling groups based on needs and interests. Most groups run six weeks at a time with the option of extending into follow-up individual counseling.
Develop and lead proactive, engaging organizations that offer students the opportunity to work collaboratively for the express purpose of achieving a common objective.
Through programs like Parent University and Coffee With The Counselors, offer opportunities to interact with parents regarding topics of interest and presentations.
Academics & Testing
Administer CTP5 standardized testing.
Facilitate National Junior Honor Society & DUKE Tip identification programs. Manage A.P.T. (Academic Peer Tutoring) program at HPMS.