Student Services

Michael Viola  - School Counselor (MYP)

Alexandra Dupuy - School Counselor (PYP)

       Dr. Tanisha Laidler – TRUST

Student Services Mission

Student Services provides guidance and counseling services to individual students and groups of students. The Student Service Team offers various services to students and parents that will enable them to become more knowledgeable, caring, principled, open-minded, reflective and balanced.

Articulation for Inquirers
Student Service facilitators provide assistance in developing transition skill strategies for students adjusting to new situations, making new friends and acclimating to new academic environments.

Identification of Community Resources & Caring for others
The facilitators connects school and community resources to assist students and their families. The purpose is to facilitate collaborative partnerships between community agencies and schools i.e. mental health agencies, grant opportunities, speakers’ bureaus and business organizations.

Inquirers
Student Services Team members provide consultative services by linking student career initiatives to the Standards-Based Student Career Development seeking balance in the program.

Health & Social Education
Through the TRUST curriculum, Student Services provides a comprehensive student assistance program designed to provide prevention, intervention, referral and follow up services to students and their families who may experience problems related to substance abuse and other self – defeating behaviors.

Learner Profile - Caring
Assistance and support is available to teachers of peer counseling courses offered for credit in the secondary schools. Consultation is also available to elementary schools with peer helper programs.

Bullying/Harassment
Student Services recommend a three-tiered approach. This initiative includes faculty awareness; comprehensive in-depth training to a selected cadre of staff members and on- going implementation support and follow-up.

 Approaches to Learning
Student Services provide assistance and support for students by academic advisement, after school study hall and high school tutors who are former students that stay connected to the school and its academic mission.

Community and Service
Student Services working with Student Government support the less fortunate in our community through canned food drives, Toy Drives, United Way,  Children’s Home Society, Thanksgiving Dinners for the homeless, and Awareness Programs.

Please call our school office and request assistance at 305-238-3688

RESOURCES

Crisis Counseling:
Switchboard of Miami
(305)358-HELP (4357)

Family Counseling:
Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
(305)271-9800

Homework Help:
www.dial-a-teacher.com
305-995-1600

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
(202)966-7300

Kids Health
1-888-540-5437

Abuse Hotline
1-800-96-ABUSE