Welcome to the La Mesa Counselor's Corner!
At La Mesa Junior High School, the counseling department’s goal is to ensure that all students are in a safe, enriched learning environment that promotes lifelong learning.
Every student is important to us. We work as advocates on the student's behalf, and foster an environment where students communicate with the counselors regarding any concern, and feel confident the counselors will support them to the best of our ability.
Academic Development – implement strategies and activities to support and maximize each student’s ability to learn.
- Individual student meetings
- Teacher team meetings
- Parent meetings
Career Development – help students understand the connection between school and the world of work and plan for and make a successful transition from school to postsecondary education and/or the world of work.
- Naviance Career and College Readiness Program
- Career Day/Speakers
- Partner with Golden Valley programs
Social/Emotional Development – help students manage emotions and learn and apply interpersonal skills.
- Peer Mediation
- Anti-bully prevention program
The rules of confidentiality are different from those of teachers and other school staff. Confidentiality is important to maintain a trusting relationship with students. Information is never disclosed to other staff, parents, or students unless permission to do so is granted, or if the information given is deemed crucial to a child’s safety or well being. CA ED CODE 49602