School Counseling/Guidance

Mission Statement

The mission of the School Counseling/Guidance Department at Foxborough Regional Charter School is to provide a comprehensive, developmental program which addresses the academic, college/career, and personal/social needs of all students. In collaboration with school staff, parents/guardians, and the community, the school guidance program will facilitate access for every student to school services and supports to achieve the best possible academic outcomes, help students gain the knowledge and skills to achieve their post-secondary education and career goals, and prepare them to be meaningful contributors to society.

Comprehensive, Developmental School Counseling Programming

The goal of a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program is to continually improve the outcomes for all students in academic, career/college, and social/personal areas.  The American School Counselor Association (ASCA – www.schoolcounselor.org) and the Massachusetts Association of School Counselors (MASCA – www.masca.org) have published models as guidelines for school counseling departments to design and implement programming.   FRCS endorses these models.  More information about them is available on these sites.

Staff

Mr. David Elsner
Department Head, Guidance/School Counselors
Grade 9-12 (Li – Z) School Counselor
508-543-2508 x272
delsner@foxboroughrcs.org

Mrs. Nancy LeBlanc
Grade 9-12 (A – Le) Guidance/School Counselor
508-543-2508 x377
nleblanc@foxboroughrcs.org

Ms. Meaghan Monahan
Grade 7-8 Guidance/School Counselor
508-543-2508
mmonahan@foxboroughrcs.org

Ms. Nicole Frazier
Grade 5-6 Guidance/School Counselor
508-543-2508
nfrazier@foxboroughrcs.org

Course Catalogs

Down load this year’s course catalog –  2017-2018 Course Catalog.   The Academic Planning Form 2017-2018 provides a summary of the course catalog and is a tool for high school course planning.

2016-2017 FRCS School Profile –  FRCS 2016-2017 School Profile is a summary of our school programming.

College Planning and Career Readiness Programming

College Planning and Career Readiness programming, download information here.

Seniors!

Get organized!! –  Download your important college application documents on your Naviance account under Document Library.  For additional information about Naviance, contact Mr. Elsner at delsner@foxboroughrcs.org or Ms. LeBlanc at nleblanc@foxboroughrcs.org.

Department News

Welcome to our new school counselor for grades 7 and 8, Ms. Meaghan Monahan!  We are very glad to have her energy, ideas, and experience.    She is enjoying getting to know students, staff, and our school and looks forward to working together with families.

Naviance is a key element of our School Counseling Program.  It is a leading, web-based college and career exploration system.   Students will use Naviance in Advisory beginning in Grade 5 and will receive account information in Grade 8.  More information about the Naviance system is available HERE.

Academic Success

  • Students – Start the year off strong!  Set up times to meet with teachers if you need extra help.
  • Make an appointment to see your guidance/school counselor to talk about study skills, course planning, social supports, activities, career exploration, or any other question you have about being a student.
  • Parents and guardians – contact teachers.  Email is by far the easiest and best way to check-in with them about your student’s progress. Don’t wait until report cards!!

Advisory classes are an important aspect of developing student skills.  All students in grade 5-12 have Advising classes once per cycle all year.   Ask your son or daughter about these lessons and start a conversation about how students are learning to be better learners, developing skills for success, and planning for college and career interests, and finding their futures!

Guidance Advisory Council

The National Model for School Counseling recommends having a Guidance Advisory Council.  The council provides feedback on the school counseling program and is also a resource for project and intiatives.  The Guidance Advisory Council meets monthly.   If you are interested in discussing guidance programs and activities related to student’s academic, social/personal, and career exploration needs, please call Mr. Elsner at x272 or email at delsner@foxboroughrcs.org.