Guidance/School Counseling

SC PhotoMission 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
Guidance/School Counselor Coordinator
Grade 9-12 (Li – Z) School Counselor
508-543-2508 x272
delsner@foxboroughrcs.org

Ms. Jill Fagan
Grade 8, Grade 9-12 (A – Le) Guidance/School Counselor
508-543-2508 x273
jfagan@foxboroughrcs.org

Ms. Sarah Spence
Grade 5-7 Guidance/School Counselor
508-543-2508 x243
sspence@foxboroughrcs.org

Course Catalogs

Down load this year’s course catalog –  2016-2017 Course Catalog.   The Academic Planning Form 2016-2017  provides a summary of the course catalog and is a tool for high school course planning.

Last year’s Course Catalog – 2015-2016 Course Catalog.

2015-2016 FRCS School Profile

FRCS 2015-2016 School Profile is a summary of our school programming.

College Planning and Success

College Readiness and Advising, download information here

Seniors!

Get organized!! –  Download your important College Documents Here!

For additional information contact Mr. Elsner at delsner@foxboroughrcs.org or Ms. Fagan at jfagan@foxboroughrcs.org

Department News

Congratulations to Ms. Fagan for her selection as the 2015 MASCA Torch: Rising Star Award given annually to a school counselor who has entered the profession within the last five years and who is a model for new counselors, demonstrating the highest standards of professional competence, outstanding contributions to the school community and/or profession, and excellent rapport with families, students, and school personnel.

Naviance has arrived at FRCS!  Naviance is a leading, web-based college and career exploration system.  Students have received account information and are using the system in Achievement Teams and advising classes.  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!!

Achievement Teams are an important aspect of developing student skills.  All students in grade 6-10 have Achievement Teams once per cycle.   Ask your son or daughter about these lessons and start a conversation about how students are learning to be better learners.

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.