Jeff Whatley and Jeannie Epps
(803) 822-7078 (803)-822-7045
Congaree Hall - Midlands Technical College Airport Campus
The Purpose of the Midlands Middle College School Counseling Program
The Midlands Middle College School Counseling Program is here to empower all students to become productive and contributing members of society. In partnership with families, staff, and the community, school counselors provide a developmental program following the American School Counselor Associations standards that addresses students’ academic, personal/social and college and career development.
Student Services Provided
Personal, social and academic counseling are available during the school day. It should be noted that individual counseling is not therapeutic in nature, as it is beyond the role of the school counselor to conduct in-depth, on-going individual sessions. Sessions are kept confidential except when students disclose that they are being hurt, are hurting someone else, or want to hurt themselves. If the need arises, students may be referred to an outside agency.
Students may attend counseling with groups of students who have common interests or concerns. These groups are created by the school counselors based on the academic, personal and social needs of the students.
The foundation for the instruction of life skills meets the American School Counselor Association National Model in the domains of academic achievement, career and college exploration, and personal social growth.
All students receive consultation regarding graduation requirements and post secondary planning. Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) meetings are held with each student and parent/guardian.
The school counselors are available to assist parents with concerns regarding their students.
The school counselors respond to the needs of students, staff and community in times of crisis.