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School Counseling

 

Mission Statement

 

The mission of the School Counseling 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 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. 

 

High School Staff

 

Mrs. Nancy LeBlanc

Grade 9-12 (A – Le) 

School Counselor

508-543-2508 x377

nleblanc@foxboroughrcs.org

 

Mrs. Leeanna Brown

School Counselor

Grade 9-12 (Li-Z)

508-543-2508 x366

lbrown@foxboroughrcs.org

 

 

  •  The 2020-2021 FRCS School Profile is a summary of our school programming. Recent college acceptances for our graduates can be found here.

  • The Course Catalog 2021-2022  describes the high school curriculum and course offerings

  • The Academic Planning Form 2020-2021 is a summary of the course catalog and is a tool for high school course planning.

  • College/Career Visits - Some colleges are, or are considering, offering options for students visits. Career related visits for things like Job Shadows may also be possible in certain circumstances. It is important you think about your interests for exploring colleges/careers as well as appropriate health and safety. Visits during remote or hybrid learning can be excused absences by submitting the College/Career Visit (COVID) form.

 

College and Career Readiness Programming

 

College and Career Readiness – a description of middle and high school programming can be found here.

 

The College and Career Readiness Practicum is an exciting opportunity available to all students through the School Counseling Program. Taking full advantage of the opportunities for MY FRCS (Future Ready through College/Career Success) provides students the experiences to prepare them for their next steps after high school. Watch the CCRP Video for an overview from Mr. Elsner, Dean of College and Career Readiness. We are excited the Class of 2021 will have the first seniors recognized for completing the practicum! 

Seniors! Get organized!! – Download your important college application documents on your Naviance account under Document Library. For additional information about Naviance, contact Mrs. LeBlanc at nleblanc@foxboroughrcs.org. or Mrs. Brown at lbrown@foxboroughrcs.org

 

Naviance

 

Naviance is a key element of our School Counseling Program.  It is a leading, web-based college and career exploration system.   Students will use and begin learning about the Naviance system in Advisory beginning in Middle School.  Opportunities related to the Career and College Readiness Practicum will be presented in Grade 9 and 10 Advisory.  By 11th and 12th grade, students will be required to use the system as part of Junior and Senior Advising class.  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.   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 initiatives. If you are interested in discussing school counseling programs and activities related to student’s academic, social/personal, and career exploration needs, please talk to your guidance counselor.