Contact Information: 856-778-6620 Extension 13170
The guidance & Counseling Department at the middle school is
committed to helping students and their parents in a variety of ways.
The counselors are there to assist students and their families to become
oriented to the educational environment and its requirements.
All parent questions or concerns about a child"s academic,
emotional and social welfare at the middle school can be channeled
through the guidance department.
The guidance department plays a key role in assisting students
in developing personal decision making skills, encouraging the
development of high self-esteem, and helping students appreciate and
value the differences of others. The program is designed to teach
intermediate grade students about negative peer influence, building a
good self-image, maintaining positive relationships, making choices one
can feel good about, and coping with negative peer influences.
Intervention and Referral Services Committee (IRSC): The I Team
The I Team is composed of administrators, teachers, school
nurse, Child Study Team members and counselors. They meet regularly to
discuss students who are at risk for continued behavior or academic
difficulty. The team gathers information on the referred student,
assesses their level of risk, and, if needed work with the family to
develop a plan for referral to any necessary resource for help. A
variety of academic interventions, community resources and in-school
programs are utilized. All work with students is kept strictly
Testing Programs - The following standardized tests are administered in the middle school:
7th Grade: PARCC testing
8th Grade: PARCC testing
During the spring all students will be given proficiency tests
in their academic subjects. These tests help to assess the extent of
student learning, the success of our curriculum, and provide data
necessary for accurate student placement