Student Support

Student Wellness

SMCA’s Student Wellness Program is a collaborative effort between the school counselor, parents and other educators to create an environment that promotes student achievement. Staff and the school wellness counselor value and respond to the diversity and individual differences in our community. The school counselor will focus skills, time and energy on direct and indirect services to students.
The school wellness counselor and wellness director offices are available as an additional safe place on campus for students to be heard and receive support.

Students are welcome to drop in to the counselor’s office or schedule a time to visit through email. Advisors, teachers, administrators and parents are encouraged to contact the counseling office if they are concerned about a student.

The school counselor does not provide long-term mental health therapy in schools. The counselor will contact parents with appropriate referrals, if necessary. 

Advisory Program

Within our Advisory Program we mentor students by providing academic, social and emotional support. The goal is to create a forum that gives each student a uniquely designed support system together with, and apart from, their peers. Advisory group meetings also provide the opportunity to educate students on certain topics, such as how to improve time management, goal-setting and organizational skills. 

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    Suzanne Lara 

    Student Support Specialist
  • Photo of Shailagh Clarke

    Shailagh Clarke 

    Testing Coordinator & Student Support Assistant
  • Photo of Rachel Freedline

    Rachel Freedline 


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