Services & Curriculum


Vision Statement

The Malden Public Schools School Counseling Department strives to ensure that ALL students are KNOWN, CONNECTED and HAVE A VISION FOR THEIR FUTURE.

Mission Statements

The mission of the Malden High School Counseling Department is to empower all students to reach their full potential through a data-driven, comprehensive school counseling program addressing academic, career, and personal/social development. In collaboration with staff, parents, and the community:

  • Students will develop the skills needed to be healthy, responsible, resilient, empathic and pro-active citizens.
  • School Counselors will promote self-worth, respect, empathy, resiliency, citizenship, and the importance of college and career readiness.

School Counseling Services

School Counselors at MHS are available at an ongoing basis for assistance with:

  • Academic advising and placement
  • Curriculum delivery
  • Individual and small group counseling
  • Parent meetings
  • Post-secondary planning
  • Crisis counseling and intervention
  • Referrals to various school and community resources
  • Consultation with students, teachers, parents, and administrators
  • Academic monitoring
  • Member of Special Education and 504 Teams
  • Program management
  • MCAS Testing
  • AP Coordination
  • Strong involvement in MHS community

School Counseling Department Curriculum

Grade 9

  • Grade 9 Orientation
  • Grade 9 Family Night
  • Grade 9 Seminars:
    • Orientation to MHS: Keys to Success
    • Get AHEAD: College 101 Lesson
    • SOS: Signs of Suicide Lesson
    • Naviance Lesson 1 – Intro to Naviance and Learning Styles Inventory
    • Naviance Lesson 2 – College/Career Search
    • Senior Panel
  • 8th to 9th Grade Transition Initiatives
    • 8th graders visit MHS
    • Grade 9 Counselors Visit Middle Schools for Course Selection and Q&A
    • Grade 8 Family Night

Grade 10

  • Get AHEAD: PSAT Administration
  • Grade 10 Seminars:
    • Understanding Your PSAT Scores/Reality Check MA CIS
    • Naviance Lesson

Grade 11

  • Get AHEAD: PSAT Administration
  • Grade 11 Seminars:
    • Post Secondary Planning: Personal Academic Review and Planning for Senior Year
    • Post Secondary Planning: The College Search and Resume Building on Naviance
  • College Admission Representative Visits
  • NACAC College Fair
  • Junior College and Career Planning Night for Students and Families

Grade 12

  • Senior Guidance Seminar: Developing Your Plans for After Graduation
  • Senior Guidance After School Workshop Series
  • Get AHEAD: College and Career Fair
  • Senior Post-Secondary Planning Night
  • Senior Individual Meetings: Furthering Your Plans for After Graduation
  • College Admission Representative Visits
  • MA Education Financing Authority (MEFA) Sponsored Financial Aid Night
  • FAFSA Day MA (College Goal Sunday)
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