Personal/Social Support – Middle School
Today’s young people are living in an exciting time, with an increasingly diverse society, new technologies, and expanding opportunities. To help ensure that they are prepared to become the next generation of parents, workers, leaders, and citizens, every student needs support, guidance, and opportunities during adolescence, a time of rapid growth and change. Early adolescents face unique and diverse challenges, both personally and developmentally, that have an impact on academic achievement.
The middle school years are an exciting, yet challenging time for everyone involved: students, their parents, and teachers.
Middle School students…
- Need to explore a variety of interests, connecting their learning in the classroom to its practical application in life and work, during this passage from childhood to adolescence,
- Often display high levels of activity coupled with frequent fatigue due to rapid physical growth
- Search for their own unique identity as they begin turning more frequently to peers rather than parents for ideas and affirmation;
- May become extremely sensitive to the comments from others; and rely heavily on friends to provide comfort, understanding, and approval.
For personal/social/emotional counseling issues, please contact the Guidance Services at 951-252-8833.
For more information on the social development of middle school students visit http://mvparents.com/archives and http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=2157
Personal/Social Support – High School
For personal, social or emotional counseling issues, please contact the Guidance Department at 951-252-8833 to make an appointment.