The Saratoga Springs City School District equips our schools with counselors for students of all grade levels. The counselors play a vital role in students’ lives, and can help students understand themselves, their school and their career goals by meeting with students individually, as well as in groups. They communicate with parents/guardians, teachers and other school staff to better meet student’s individual needs. Parents/guardians are encouraged to consult with their child’s counselor for help with a student’s adjustment to school, personal growth and development, program selection, career planning and information about colleges and scholarships.
K-12 Counseling Plan
The Saratoga Springs City School District developed this comprehensive school counseling plan based on the district vision statement, “Pathways.” To view the district’s K-12 counseling plan, please click here to view it.
Maple Avenue Middle School Counseling Services
Maple Avenue Middle School offers a breadth of counseling services for students in grades 6 through 8. Services include individual and group counseling, grade transition meetings and early college preparation. Click here to view the Maple Avenue Middle School Counseling page.
- Andrea Takacs – Red Spring – Extension: 12013
- Joshua Muldner -School Counseling Department Head – Excelsior Spring – Extension 12011 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jodie Plante – Hathorn Spring – Extension: 12009
- Dianne Tucker – Columbian Spring – Extension: 12007
- Melissa Conyers – Support School Counselor – Extension: 12021
Saratoga Springs High School Counseling Services
It is the mission of the school counseling program to provide the best possible education to every student in order to facilitate the growth and development of academic, personal, social, and career readiness skills. Through the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program, we will empower students to reach their full potential. Every student will be provided access to support services for individual student needs to foster high academic achievement, to promote lifelong learning, and to encourage students to become responsible citizens. Further, the Counseling Center advocates for each student through transitions. We strive to provide continuity through academic, career, personal and social development. Click here to view the SSHS Counseling page.
- Mellisa Allen – extension 33351 – Email: email@example.com
- Serene Couture – extension 33310 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brandy Crary – extension 33351 – Email: email@example.com
- Colleen Grassi – extension 33310- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Siobahn LaMar extension 33351 – Email: email@example.com
- Geoff Loiacono – extension 33310 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Matt Nelson – extension 33310 – Email: email@example.com
- Maura O’Connell – extension 33351- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Zoe McLaughlin – extension 33351 – Email: email@example.com
Academic Transition Information
As a school district, our staff is here to help your student transition to Maple Avenue Middle School for sixth grade and to Saratoga Springs High School for ninth grade.
Visit the 5th to 6th Grade Academic Transition Page
Visit the 8th to 9th Grade Academic Transition page
BHSN School-based clinic
In partnership with Behavioral Health Services North, the district offers school-based clinics to support families within our school district. Each clinic is designed to provide a variety of services to school-aged students and their families who have social, emotional, or behavioral needs. The clinic allows for increased family access to mental health services, including:
- On-site family counseling and care coordination
- Linking families to needed community resources
- Support child achievement
- Support school functioning
- Family connectedness
- Family involvement in caring for children
- Medication Management
Who is eligible for support at the clinic?
Services can be accessed by any family who has a child attending the Saratoga Springs City School District-any of the six elementary schools, middle, and high school.
Who do I contact about setting up services?
Services are accessed through school personnel including the building principal, school social worker, school psychologist, or school counselor. At the time of contact the school personnel will discuss concerns and complete a referral form that will be reviewed to determine services and level of need.
What services are available?
- Individual Counseling
- Family or group counseling
- Behavioral support for home and school
- Psychiatric evaluations
- Medication management
There are a plethora of community resources available to families for childcare, employment, mental health services and more. For a comprehensive list of these services, please refer to our Community Resources page.