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Programs and Services

Our counseling program at Hart Middle School offers a wide variety of services for your child. Please contact the counseling office at 925.426.3208 for general questions, and contact your child's counselor for specific questions or concerns. Below, please review the variety of programs and services that are currently available at Hart Middle School. 
Individual Counseling:
Counselors are available to meet with students on an individual basis for any social, emotional or academic concerns. Referrals are through staff, parent, peer or self.

Group Counseling:
We will be offering various support groups, based on student need, throughout the second semester. Groups meet once a week, during rotating periods. Students participate in groups through a parent or staff referral, or they may refer themselves. Written parent permission is required.
5th Grade Elementary school presentations: 
Counselor visit the elementary schools to introduce Hart Middle School to the 5th graders. The goal of the presentation is to welcome the 5th graders to Hart middle school and ease any anxious thoughts they may have about the transition. Counselors are accompanied by Hart student ambassadors from each grade level. The 5th grade students always enjoy meeting and hearing success stories from our current middle schoolers. 
6th-Grade & New Student Orientation:
Trained 8th-grade student leaders facilitate 6th-grade and new student orientation via a series of small group activities and a campus tour. Counselors look forward to meeting new students at the orientation. It occurs during the summer prior to the new school year.  More information to come. 
Student Study Team (SST) Meetings:
SST meetings are designed to assist struggling students with strategies that may help improve academic performance. Teachers, admin, parents and counselors provide input on student progress and suggest ways for students to be successful.
Classroom Presentations:
Counselors visit 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade classrooms year-round to present information on College and Career readiness, age appropriate social and emotional topics, as well as scheduling procedures and class selection for the following year.
Counseling Library:
Books and audiotapes are available in the library for parents to check out. Please contact counselors for recommendations or suggestion. We also have a series of informational brochures available for parents and students.
Lunchtime activities:
Counselors will be out at lunch once a month to provide an activity for students to help foster character education, acts of kindness, and community service.
Library Homework Club:
Our library study hall is open for students who wish to work independently on homework and school projects before and after school. There is a credentialed teacher on duty for supervision. Hours are 7:50-8:20 am. (except Wednesdays) and 3:10-4:10 pm (except Fridays). Students are welcome to drop in.