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Counseling

School counselors are an important resource and partner for our students, providing guidance and support in a variety of areas to help them be successful in their academic, post-secondary and personal lives.

Beginning of School Year Information

The start of school brings about all types of feeling for students, excitement, anticipation, nervous,  sad that summer is ending, and the list goes on. If your student is feeling anxious, this "Back to School Anxiety in Kids" article has some very good information for helping your student(s) have an easier transition to coming back to school understood. Your friendly counselors can't wait to see them!!!

For any school or personal issues, please visit the Meet Our Counselors page and contact the student's counselor via email or by stopping in the Counseling Office.

Platt Counseling Areas of Support

Counseling at Platt/CHOICE

The middle level philosophy for Boulder Valley schools calls for a balance of academics, activities, and guidance.  The goal of middle level guidance is to provide opportunities for our students to learn behaviors and skills that will enhance their academic progress, help to build positive relationships with others and learn to advocate for themselves.  Platt counselors provide these learning opportunities through delivery of BVSD counseling curriculum, individual conferences, group activities and by working closely with parents and staff.  The BVSD Counseling Curriculum covers academic, social/emotional and career guidance and can be found on the BVSD website at https://www.bvsd.org/departments/student-support-services/counseling

The middle level years can be confusing due to many social and emotional changes adolescents experience.  One of the counseling department’s goals is to help youth understand their behaviors so they can develop into caring, respectful and responsible young adults.

Students may find a counselor in the counseling office before and after school, at lunch and during class periods.  When you need to see a counselor it is best to leave a note for the counselor on her door.  The counselor will send a pass to the student as soon as they are able to meet.  In case of an emergency, students may ask their teacher for a pass to the counseling office.  Students should always check with any teachers involved to make sure that a visit to the counseling office will not interfere with work in class.  If this is the case, the student will have to find a different time to meet with a counselor.  Always report to the scheduled class before going to see the counselor; as teachers are responsible for knowing where students are at all times.

Platt/CHOICE Counseling Staff

Gina Finney

Titles: Counseling Support Assistant, Registrar
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 720-561-6803

Bryant Strause

Titles: Counselor, CHOICE Students & 7th Graders
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 720-561-6845

Dawn Suitts

Titles: Counselor, 6th & 8th Grade Students
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 720-561-6861

 

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BVSD Counseling Information

MTSS: Multi-tiered System of Supports