The Counseling Program at Ridgeview Middle School focuses on student development in three major areas:
Career and Educational Decision-Making
Personal and Social Development
The Counseling Department supports Ridgeview Middle School’s academic program by providing guidance to students in their academic, career, and personal and social development. School counselors collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators and others to promote learning and help students establish and achieve their education, career, and personal goals. School counselors provide leadership to ensure that students benefit from effective strategies and services aligned with Montgomery County Public Schools.
Counselors deliver the program in a variety of ways. Responsive counseling services are provided in individual and group settings when students need help in any of the three areas of emphasis. The student, parent, or member of staff who sees the need for a particular issue to be addressed may initiate these services.
Counselors support the overall program by designing and coordinating activities necessary for the effective implementation of the school’s counseling program. Each counselor participates on interdisciplinary teams to help determine academic placement, strategic academic interventions and initiation of special services.
Please call the counseling department at 240-406-1313 for an appointment to enroll your child.
Family Connection is a web-based tool that provides self-discovery activities and lessons to help students explore and plan their college and career goals, and allows parents to also be involved in that planning.
MORE THAN JUST "THE BLUES"
Mental Health Resources for Montgomery County Residents
Maryland Youth Crisis Hotlines Online Chat
Youth Crisis Hotline of Montgomery County - 301-738-9697 - Someone to listen 24 hours a day. Calls are confidential.
Montgomery County Crisis Center – 240-777-4000 – Free and immediate response to crisis situations (telephone/walk in)
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline – 240-777-4417 - This program investigates reports of suspected child abuse and neglect to ensure the safety of children and help families stay together.