High School Course Advancement
The 2017-2018 SRVUSD Course Advancement Program is open! There have been a few changes to the program this year so be sure to check out the updated High School Advancement (click here) page on our District Website for details. Please pay particular attention to the listed deadlines.
Current 8th grade students may take courses outside of the school district and use these courses for course advancement in high school. Please see the following link for detailed information.
*Note- In order to advance in math, students must be currently enrolled in Algebra or a higher level math course. It is a district graduation requirement that students complete Algebra in a district school. Therefore, students currently enrolled in Common Core 8 may not use summer courses to advance in math until after their 9th grade year.
* Please note the deadlines in the detailed information provided in the link to ensure that your student is able to use any courses they take for advancement.
Counselor, Windemere Ranch Middle SchoolStudents with Last Name A-L
Information about the counseling department
What does a School Counselor do?
• Helps create a safe school environment where children can learn.
• Promotes positive attitudes among students toward self, family, peers and community.
• Assists students in learning how school performance relates to future opportunities, options and choices.
• Supports students by teaching skills for achieving success.
• Provides counseling with students individually and in groups.
• Works with students to ensure optimal attendance and minimal tardiness.
• Coordinates referrals to outside agencies.
• Helps design interventions to enhance student success in all areas of life.
• Helps students learn about anger management, conflict resolution and mediation skills.
• Helps parents, teachers, and administrators learn how to meet the needs of all students.
A School Counselor is not a doctor or a psychologist. School Counselors meet with you, the student, to help you sort through problems that might be happening in your day-to-day life. Let's face it; we are all faced with problems in our lives! Sometimes there are problems that need even more attention than a school counselor can offer. School Counselors work with other people in the field of psychology to assist students and parents in working through some difficult personal or family concerns.
How do I see the Counselor?
Ask your teacher for a pass, ask the counselor to send you a pass, request by the counselor, principal or assistant principal request, parent request, teacher request and friend request. Please contact Ms. Burrows to schedule an appointment.
When can I see the Counselor?
Mrs. Fraser is on campus from 9:45-4:00 pm.
Mrs. Watkin is on campus from 7:45-3:00 pm.
Ms. Hersch is on campus M-W 9:00-4:00 pm.
Where is the Counselor's office?
Our office is in the back of the Administration Building.
How and why do parents contact the school counselor?
Concerns over student achievement, family health problems, new school registration and orientation, test interpretation, discussing special needs of their student, discussion of potential crisis, family difficulties or concerns, scheduling, 504 plans, student success team meetings, and parent Education.
Am I in trouble if I see the School Counselor?
When you receive a slip with your Counselor's name on it, it does not mean you have been called in because you are in trouble or "bad". In fact, a counselor is an adult who acts as your advocate! An advocate is someone who wants to listen to what you have to say and help you come up with reasonable solutions to making your situation better. It does not mean that your counselor can solve the problem for you; it does mean that you have a safe place that you can go to when you are not sure what to do.