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Small group is great way for students to learn the skills they  need to succeed socially and academically. In group, student learn that they are not alone and that others share their experiences. 

Some skills taught in group:

  • Self-Awareness

  • Self-Management

  • Social Awareness

  • Relationship Skills

  • Responsible Decision Making


Some groups meet all year long while others meet for

6-8 weeks. Groups may be facilitated by:



High School Students

Students need permission from their parents/guardians to participate in groups. 

If you have questions, please call or email your grade-level counselor.

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Counselors & Staff


Peer 2 Peer Tutoring is weekly after school program with members of National Junior Honor Society volunteering as tutors. Tutors work one on one with students on all subjects.



Individual and

 Small Group Counseling

Call or email your grade-level counselors about talking about problems with friends, bullying, or feelings of sadness etc.

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County agencies

JSSA  Mindcraft Mental Health Services 

Please contact your students school counselor if you would like to complete a referral for this service

Short-Term, Solution-Focused Treatment (16 sessions)

    • Individual, Family, Group treatment

    • Referral to ongoing treatment at JSSA


  • Rapid access to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

  • Possible connection to ongoing treatment (if indicated)


  • Facilitated by trained peer specialist

ISpot Middle School Program

The Good Grief Group

This 7-week support group is for students who are affected by the death of a loved one; facilitated by Caring Matters counselor and a school counselor. Referrals are received from the students themselves; parents; or school staff.  Students will need permission from parents to participate in this group. 

student led

Minority Scholars Program In collaboration with Blake High School, this after school program meets twice a month with 7th grade male and female students that are paired up with a high school mentor. Students have an opportunity to engage in team building activities, examine current events impacting the youth and explore their feelings around their academic growth and potential as a student.(MSP)

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