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.
High School Staff
Mr. David Elsner
Department Head, Dean of College and Career Readiness
Grade 9-12 (Li – Z) School Counselor
Mrs. Nancy LeBlanc
Grade 9-12 (A – Le) Guidance/School Counselor
Ms. Debra Hilton
The Course Catalog 2019-2020 describes the high school curriculum and course offerings.
The Academic Planning Form 2018-2019 is a summary of the course catalog and is a tool for high school course planning.
The 2018-2019 FRCS School Profile is a summary of our school programming.
College and Career Readiness Programming
College and Career Readiness – a description of middle and high school programming is here.
Introducing The College/Career Readiness Certificate! This certificate is available to all students beginning with the class of 2021 though the Guidance/School Counseling program. Many of the elements are scheduled or are part of programs or classes in which all students participate. Taking advantage of the opportunities for My FRCS (Future Ready through College/Career Success) is up to you!
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 email@example.com or Ms. LeBlanc at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Grade 5 and will receive individual account information in Grade 8. Opportunities related to the Career and College Readiness Certificate 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.
- 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. 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 email@example.com.