School Counseling

School Counseling Mission

Fairfax County Public Schools’ school counseling programs work with students, parents and guardians, school staff, and community members to provide academic, college and career, personal and social counseling services that are comprehensive and developmentally appropriate. Services are provided to maximize the academic achievement of all students and promote the necessary skills, attitudes, and beliefs for all students to graduate prepared to effectively manage future challenges in a 21st century society.

What do the Floris School Counselors do?

Some of what we do include meeting with students individually and in groups to address socio-emotional and academic needs. We consult with parents and teachers on how to support children at home and school. We also teach guidance lessons focusing on character education.

There are many ways to see the counselor:

  • Students can ask to go to the counselor’s room.
  • Teachers can ask the counselor to see a student.
  • Parents/guardians can ask that their student meet with the counselor.
  • Parents may also call or email to make an appointment with their child’s counselor.

Do all students see the counselor?

Yes! The counselors also invite all children to participate in lunch bunch throughout the school year. During lunch bunch, students eat lunch with a group of friends in the counselor’s office while talking, reading books, or playing games.

Also, counselors do monthly guidance lessons with all classes. We focus on character education and anti-bullying. Be sure to ask your child we talked about in guidance!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns about your child. We are here to help.