Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

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Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) believes student wellness is essential for students to achieve their academic and physical potential.

Student Services provided by Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement

We are specialized professionals committed to the educational and emotional development of each and every student and work collaboratively with students, parents, schools and community partners to facilitate supports and services that reduce barriers to student learning. Our coordinated services help students achieve success in our schools and community.

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School Counseling
Services

School-based certified school counselors support the academic, personal, and social development of all students through a comprehensive school counseling program designed to foster and monitor progress toward high school graduation and college and career readiness.

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Psychological Services
 

School Psychologists are school-based mental health professionals trained in both psychology and education who support collaborative approaches to analyzing and resolving barriers that impact academic success.

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Pupil Personnel
Services

Pupil personnel workers are certified school-based professional who serve as advocates, consultants, and liaisons to students and families by providing direct intervention and case management services to identify, assess, and resolve various student concerns that impact academic success.

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School Health
Services

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, School Health Services (SHS), in partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), provides services to assure the health, safety, and well-being of over 156,000 students enrolled in MCPS schools.

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Student Safety and Wellness

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Employee Wellness Program

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Board of Education Policy on Student Wellness

The Board of Education is committed to creating a school culture that promotes and protects children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.

Read Policy JPG, and Regulation JPG-RA on Wellness: Physical and Nutritional Health