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Expect Greatness

The mission of Quitman School District is to provide a quality educational program that recognizes the wide range of abilities, backgrounds, needs, and interests of our students. In the pursuit of excellence, we will encourage, inspire, and empower our students to succeed through graduation and beyond.

The mission of the Guidance/Counselor Department is to support the mission of the school district by addressing the academic, personal/social and career needs of students through our sequential guidance program.


The goal of the Guidance/Counselor Office is to assist students in gaining self-understanding as a basis for setting constructive life goals which are consistent with one's abilities, interests, and aptitudes. By stretching your limits now, more opportunities will await you in the future.

Message to Parents and Students

It is important to recognize that your middle school years are an important transition from youth to adolescence. It is a time to explore your interests while you prepare for challenges of post-secondary education, vocational opportunities, and all the other complex responsibilities of world.

Counseling Curriculum

School Counselors teach students at all grade levels to:

  • Respect themselves and others
  • Set realistic goals for their future and attain them
  • Learn skills necessary for school success
  • Demonstrate effective communication and conflict resolution strategies
  • Apply responsible decision-making skills in their daily lives
  • Investigate career options and opportunities
  • Understand how academics leads to life success

The School Counselor's Role

  • Provide individual counseling to meet the immediate needs of students
  • Organize group sessions when needed
  • Respond to crisis situations and serve on the school crisis team
  • Facilitate student development in the areas of academic, personal/social and career planning
  • Consult and collaborate with teachers, administrators, parents, community organizations and agencies
  • Conduct parent conferences
  • Refer students and parents to district resources and community agencies

For Parents

Parents are free to call the guidance office at any time for a meeting. If you have academic, social, or personal concerns about your child, please contact us. The Guidance Office will help to arrange parents-teacher conferences, small group or individual counseling, as well as outside referrals for intervention.

Students may see the counselor for small group and individual counseling to assist with a variety of concerns and problems, including:

  • Friendship
  • Problem Solving
  • Academic Improvement
  • Divorce
  • Grief and Loss
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Bullying
  • Emotional Distress