• Jackson Middle School's counseling program is committed to helping students reach their full academic, career, social, emotional and physical potential. Our counselors support and provide services that enable each student to meet their needs successfully through a caring environment that values uniqueness, diversity and personal development.

     

    To contact your school counselor

    In light of distance learning school counselors can be reached via e-mail and phone calls.  Please access our Student Services Google Classroom for helpful resources.  Class Code:  otdqjbj
     
    If you have an immediate mental health concern please contact:
    Hennepin County Mobil Crisis - 24/7 612-348-2233
    Free and Confidential 24/7 Text Line - Text HOME to 741741
     
    When school is in simply walk in and fill out a request slip for your counselor to call you down. The best times to schedule an appointment is before and after school and during passing times.
     

    Programs for students

    Group counseling
    Anger management, friendship/relationship, social skills, grief/loss, concerned persons, adolescent issues, and other groups as requested 

    Individual counseling
    A student and his or her counselor will work together to understand and act in relation to his/her individual uniqueness in academic pursuits, career goals, and personal/social development

    New students
    Counselors and student leaders will orient all new students to life at JMS at the time of their enrollment and on their first day attending JMS

    Targeted services
    Students who have difficulty with class work have the opportunity to attend Academic Assistance Sessions after school with a teacher
     

    Parent and family programs

    Sixth grade orientation
    In the winter 5th grade students attend an informational session at JMS regarding registration for 6th grade. In the spring a JMS counselor will visit each elementary school to inform future 6th graders about JMS and answer any questions students may have.
     
    Counselor-parent conferences 
    During teacher conferences, parents and students may schedule time with their counselor to discuss any concerns. Counselors are also available to meet with parents regarding student needs at any time during the school year.