Meet Your Counselor

Counselor Phone E-mail Office Hours
Ms. Spencer (480) 308-7435 jsspencer@mpsaz.org

Tuesdays & Thursdays

7:30-4:00

 

 

What is a counselor?

What does a counselor do?

How can you see your counselor?

 

 

 

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What is a Counselor?

  •   Certificated and specially trained
  •   A resource
  •   A coordinator
  •   A consultant 
  •   An advocate between teacher, student, parent, and other agencies

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What does a Counselor do?

  • Teach lessons on study skills,  personal and social development, academic planning, and career exploration
  •  Liaison for parent/teacher/student conferences
  • Help students individually with academic advisement and planning
  • Meet with students one-on-one regarding personal, social, and/or family issues
  • Conference with parents about concerns they have with their child
  •  Help teachers with ideas for student success in school
  • Assist in proper course selection
  • Facilitate high school registration
  • Peer mediation when conflicts arise
  • Facilitate groups
  • Identify resources for support
  • Inform students about programs and opportunities within Mesa Public Schools as well as outside organizations

 

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How can you see your Counselor?

  •  Self referral, send an e-mail, ask a teacher for a pass, or fill out a blue “Request to See your Counselor” slip, located on the check-out shelf in the Media Center.  Place your completed slip in the blue box marked Counselor Requests, and you will be called to the counseling office as soon as possible for assistance.
  • Appointments made by the counselor
  • Parent referral
  • Teacher referral
  • Administrative referral
  • Group participant
  • Classroom presentation

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o        Mesa Parent University: www.mpsaz.org/parentu

  • College Testing and School Search

             o        www.collegeboard.com

o       www.petersons.com

o       www.actstudent.org/explore 

  • Arizona College Information

o        www.asu.edu/prospective/

o        www.nau.edu

o        http://www.arizona.edu

o        www.mc.maricopa.edu

o        www.ncaa.org

  •   Scholarship Information

o        www.fastweb.com

  •  Military Information

o        army.mil

o        usmc.mil

o        airforce.com

o        navy.mil

o        uscg.mil

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