Supporting our students
The Guidance Counselors offer assistance in academic, social, and personal matters, as well as provide career information and direction. They also teach courses dealing with issues such as conflict resolution, communication skills, careers, and decision making. You can go to the Counseling tab for more complete information about Counseling.
Individual guidance appointments may be made by filling out a guidance appointment slip in the office. Students are urged to schedule appointments in advance unless the problem or concern is of an urgent matter.
Students are assigned to their counselors as follows:
Northley Middle school offers a comprehensive guidance program for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Guidance counselors meet with students on an individual basis for personal problems, scheduling difficulties, and a variety of other issues. Counselors run special programs during the school year, such as “Mix it Up Day", “Red Ribbon Week,” and a variety of others. The counselors meet with students in small groups throughout the year, such as grief group, self-esteem group, etc. Counselors also meet with parents, attend team meetings, and conduct the testing programs.
Student Assistance Program (SAP)
Northley has a Student Assistance Team (SAT) which meets weekly. This team aims to identify and assist students with healthy coping alternatives. The program provides confidential services for students whose personal concerns may be affecting their performance or behavior at school. Students are encouraged to use this program for help with family problems, emotional concerns, alcohol or other drug abuse, and eating disorders. All cases are handled in a strictly confidential manner. Parent permission is needed to go through student assistance.