School Counseling Services
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Mission Statement

The mission of the CMS PreK-12 School Counseling Program is to provide comprehensive counseling services to maximize academic achievement, career development, and social emotional learning of every student.


School Counselors in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

School counselors are vital members of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.  Their fundamental role is to assist all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development, and career development.  Currently, there are approximately 280 counselors at CMS elementary, middle and high schools.

Through a comprehensive school counseling program, CMS counselors provide a variety of services including:


Individual counseling



Group counseling



  • Classroom guidance
  • Academic, college, and career counseling
  • Assisting students in developing an academic plan
  • Interpreting standardized test results
  • Grief and crisis counseling
  • Responding to and assisting with crises
  • Developing confidential relationships with students
  • Advocating for students
  • Promoting and monitoring student success in a collaborative manner
  • Helping students overcome barriers to learning
  • Providing preventive and interventive strategies for student success
  • Facilitating parent/teacher conferences
  • Serving as a resource to students of available community opportunities
  • Serving as a resource for school staff and parents
  • Serving as a resource for community referrals
  • Providing parent and community outreach
  • Fostering a positive school environment by embracing and promoting diversity


Contact Information

Program Overview

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Counselors help students achieve

success in school.....and beyond!