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Naviance, formerly Family Connections, classroom lessons are taught by each grade-level counselor
It is a web-based tool that addresses four key areas of college and career readiness:

Social-Emotional Learning
Career Exploration
Academic Planning
College and Career Preparation

In these lessons, students will log into Naviance and complete grade-level assignments and explore interests, career pathways, research colleges and create plans for their futures.


signs of suicide

All grade-level counselors in collaboration with our school PPW and school psychologist, will facilitate this youth suicide prevention program that has demonstrated improved student knowledge and adaptive attitudes about suicide risk and depression. It will teach students the three-step action plan ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell).

Parent information on

Signs of Suicide

National Suicide Prevention Hotline



personal body safety

Lessons are designed to empower students to recognize and report suspected cases of abuse without fear of retaliation.   In addition, embedded in the MCPS elementary and secondary health curriculum are age-appropriate lessons on safety and injury prevention, family life and human sexuality, cyberbullying and social media, healthy relationships, harassment and intimidation. In addition, MCPS partners with the Montgomery County Family Justice Foundation and youth service providers in sponsoring the annual “Choose Respect Montgomery” conference for students to learn about healthy teen relationships, teen dating violence prevention, and where to get help. The lessons were  developed with input from national stakeholders and County partners.

social emotional


Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions. These skills include:

Self-awareness: Recognizing how one's thoughts and behaviors are connected

Self-management: The ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors


Social awareness: The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others

Relationship skills: The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships

Responsible decision-making: The ability to make constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior and social interactions.

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