School counselors are vital staff members who work with parents and school personnel to help make JLS a caring and supportive environment for every student. Counselors help students progress their academic, career, and social and emotional growth through prevention and intervention services. Such services are offered at a variety of levels ranging from individual meetings to campus wide activities. Read more below about what we do and how we do it.
JLS offers one counselor per grade level. The counselors continue with their assigned students as the students progress from 6th to 8th grade.
In addition to counselors, PAUSD has recently partnered with tbh to help students proactively take care of their mental health. JLS students have access to free weekly, virtual coaching sessions with a mental health professional and a group of peers. The service is fully paid for by the district and is offered to students free of charge.
Students can build up mental fitness with a licensed mental health professional and a group of like-minded peers. We encourage students to sign up at https://www.tbh.us/pausd