Guidance/School Counseling

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
Guidance/School Counselor Coordinator
Grade 11-12 School Counselor
508-543-2508 x272
delsner@foxboroughrcs.org

Ms. Jill Fagan
Grade 8-10 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

2012-2013 Course Catalog

2013-2014 Course Catalog

Down load this year’s course catalog – 2014-2015-Course-Catalog.  The Academic Planning Form 2014-2015 provides a summary of the course catalog and is a tool for high school course planning.

2014-2015 FRCS School Profile

TThe 2014-2015 FRCS 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!

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 is coming to FRCS!  Naviance is a leading, web-based college and career exploration system.  Our department is currently receiving training on the system, but seniors are already using it as part of their college planning.  As the rollout continues, students in grades 8-12 will receive accounts.  Separate family accounts will also be available.  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

It is important to have an advisory council for the guidance program. The National Model for School Counseling specifically endorses this idea as best practice.   The purpose for the council is to provide feedback on the school counseling program as well as be 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.