Tanglewood Middle Guidance Services

Access to the counselors at Tanglewood Middle is open and inviting.  Students are assigned to a counselor based on grade level and/or last initial. The ASCA School Counselor Competencies outline the knowledge, attitudes and skills that ensure school counselors are equipped to meet the rigorous demands of the profession.  In addition, the ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success guide the development of effective school counseling programs around three domains:  academic, career and persona/social development.

How can students get in to meet with a counselor?  

Counseling Services  

Individual Counseling: Individual counseling is provided for students in areas of personal and social need, educational and academic concerns, and career education. The counselors work to identify problems, causes, alternatives, and possible consequences so that appropriate decisions can be made and/or appropriate action can be taken.  During individual counseling sessions, problem-solving, coping, and social skills can be modeled by the counselor and practiced by the student.

Small Group Counseling:  Counselors provide small group counseling based on a student survey of interest and need or teacher and parent referral.  The counselor will act as the group facilitator for 2-6 students as they work on shared tasks, develop skills, or focus on a specific issue.  Topics might include:  peer mediation, boy-girl relationships, anger management, and/or attendance improvement, etc.. 

Referral:  Upon request, counselors make referrals to appropriate community agencies.  These referral sources may include mental health agencies, Department of Social Services, and other human service agencies as deemed appropriate.

Crisis Counseling:  Support and short-term counseling are provided to students and their families facing crisis situations.  Appropriate community referrals are made when necessary.

Classroom Guidance Services


  6th Grade Classroom Guidance Lessons   

  7th Grade Classroom Guidance Lessons   

   8th Grade Classroom Guidance Lessons

  • South Carolina Children's Theatre Bullying Prevention Workshop




  • Internet Safety Presentation


Introduction to High School

Counselors will cover the following topics:

  • Graduation Requirements
  • GPA
  • Schedules
  • Promotion/Retention Requirments
  • Special Programs
  • College/Career Goals

Lesson will aid students in IGP and registration process

      Career Development through Naviance

      • Roadtrip Nation
      • Transition to Middle School Survey
      • Career Interest Survey


    Career Development through Naviance

      • Build Initial Resume
      • Roadtrip Nation
      • College Interest Survey
      • Game Plan Survey

    Career Development through Naviance

    • Career Cluster Finder Assessment 
    • Academic, Career, & Personal/Social SMART Goals
    • Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) Conference


                   SRS Program

All grade levels will participate in this during Spring Registration 2015-2016 

                   SRS Program

All grade levels will participate in this during Spring Registration 2015-2016 

                       SRS Program

All grade levels will participate in this during Spring Registration 2015-2016