Peer Counseling

  • Peer counseling is an elective class for 7th and 8th grade students that provides a full range of services to students, and the school.  Peer Counselors are a cross-section of students who act as peer supporters and active listeners for their fellow students.  The course curriculum focuses on life skills and prevention.  It addresses a multitude of social, individual, school and family concerns and has a focus on violence and substance abuse prevention issues.  In addition to helping their peers with individual concerns, the peer counselors provide a variety of other services.  They act as conflict mediators and peer tutors, provide classroom presentations on teen issues, welcome new students and promote violence prevention, which includes anti-bullying programs.