Admin

Counseling

LRTA School Counseling Department

6th-Grade School Counselor: Alice Curtis, adevaney@bcps.org

7th-Grade School Counselor: Jessica DeShields, School Counseling Department Chair, Jdeshields2@bcps.org

8th-Grade School Counselor: Melissa Frankle, mfrankle@bcps.org

School Counseling Secretary- Lynnette Wilson, lwilson7@bcps.org

Students may also contact school counselors and keep up important student information via Grade Level Schoology Groups through BCPSOne. 


Office Number: 443-809-5655



P
lease join the Virtual School Counseling groups via Schoology. Students should join the group that aligns with their grade-level. 

LRTA 6th Grade Virtual School Counseling Group Code: H4GS-77XD-66NZS 

LRTA 7th Grade Virtual School Counseling Group Code: 534G-6V7N-XP9NP

LRTA 8th Grade Virtual School Counseling Group Code: JBMP-95TG-3WBQ6


Virtual Relaxation Room & Other Resources

(YOU MUST LOGIN TO YOUR BCPS GOOGLE ACCOUNT FOR THE LINK TO WORK)

Social-Emotional Resources for Families, Students, and Staff

Follow us on Twitter @LochRavenAcadSC

Additional Resources: www. BaltoCoSchoolCounselors.org 

 

Through individual counseling, classroom guidance and group counseling School Counselors address the academic, career decision making and social/emotional needs and success of all students. As School Counselors we are governed by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) in accordance with the National Standards for School Counselors

What is a School Counselor?

  • a certified, specially trained, and caring person.
  • a school person who helps all students.
  • a coordinator
  • a consultant
  • a group leader
  • a mediator
  • a person who helps teachers, adults, and parents understand children.
  • a person who helps children understands themselves.

What Does a School Counselor Do?

  • Talks with students individually and in groups
  • Helps in identifying the needs of students
  • Orients new students
  • Promotes positive attitudes and values among students
  • Aids teachers and parents in helping children
  • Helps people to make better use of community resources
  • Assists in the identification of and referrals for crisis situations.
  • Helps with school, college, job, career, and personal plans.
  • Assists students in the maturation process.
  • Maintains student confidence.

Contact the School Counseling Office for concerns related to the following: 

  • Enrolling or withdrawing
  • Updating residency information
  • Changes in student behavior
  • Academic advising
  • Academic placement concerns
  • Social or personal concerns
  • Make-up work (if out more than 3 days)
  • Magnet/High School information

How Does a Student See Their Counselor?

  • self-referral (school counseling pass required)
  • appointment made by the counselor
  • parent referral
  • administrative referral
  • teacher or other staff referral
  • referral by friends


Helpful Resources