School Counseling

Counseling Mission Statement

The Mission of the Fulton Science Academy Private School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive and developmental counseling program for all students. This program is designed to empower all students in mind, body, and spirit by promoting and supporting personal, social, emotional, and academic growth, and development.

Meet Your FSA Counselors

Mrs. Jesyca Z.H. Lyle

Professional School Counselor   PreK-5th 

jlyle@fultonscienceacademy.org

(678) 366-2555 ext:104

Mrs. Katie Beck

Professional School Counselor   6th-8th

kbeck@fultonscienceacademy.org

(678) 366-2555 ext:165

Ms. Hibbah Agha

Professional School Counselor   9th – 12th grade

hagha@fultonscienceacademy.org

(678) 366-2555 ext:158

Mr. Michael M. Oz

School Counselor & College Guidance

moz@fultonscienceacademy.org

(678) 366-2555 ext:112

The Role of the School Counselor

Professional school counselors are certified/licensed educators with a minimum of a master’s degree in school counseling, making them uniquely qualified to address all students’ academic, career and personal/social development needs by designing, implementing, evaluating and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success. School counselors help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.

Fulton Science Academy provides a comprehensive and developmental counseling program for students in all grade levels. This program is designed to meet student needs by promoting and supporting personal, social, emotional, and academic growth.

We offer an academically rigorous curriculum with supplemental pieces to promote student growth and achievement. Our community is very involved and works hard to collaborate in order to find the best opportunities for our students in regards to their individual needs. We are able to tie all these pieces together and team up to offer additional enrichment opportunities for our students.

Some aspects of the counseling program include classroom guidance, small group counseling, individual counseling, and consultation with school staff and parents

· Classroom Guidance: Classroom guidance lessons are developmental in soft-skill building and other identified areas (ex: study tips, managing stress, conflict resolution, etc.).

· Small Group Counseling: Small group counseling provides a small group learning environment with target students who may share a common concern (ex: self esteem, social skills, grief/loss, etc.).

· Individual Counseling: Individual counseling consists of working with individual students to help meet specific needs. Staff and families may refer students to the counselor for individual counseling. Students may also refer themselves. Every upperclassmen student must meet with the counselor regarding their individual graduation planning. A meeting can also be requested in regards to academics, career, and social/emotional concerns.

Reach out to the counselor to set up an appointment for an individual session!

· Consultation: The school counselor consults and collaborates with parents, teachers, administration, and other significant school personnel to provide support and promote student success.

Character Education/Social Emotional Learning

This year, our school has adapted a new character education and SEL program from Caring School Community. We have renamed this program, IMPACT. IMPACT lessons will consist of research-based lessons taught by classroom teachers, during a dedicated time of the day. Each week will have a different SEL FOCUS. This curriculum will teach students how to develop the skills needed to interact with others in a constructive way. These lessons will be based on

  • building caring relationships with and among students
  • directly teaching social skills
  • creating calm, orderly learning environments through the effective use of classroom management practices
  • helping students acquire self-discipline through a caring and effective approach to discipline

Resources for Families:

National PTA: Parents’ Guide to Student Success

School Psychological Resources

Georgia Dept. of Education Information for Parents

Mustang Support Organization (MSO)

Crisis Hotline

Georgia Crisis Hotlines

GA CARES Warm Line: 1-844-326-5400

Peer2Peer Warm Line: 1-888-945-1414

Georgia Crisis & Access Line: 1-800-715-4225

The Crisis Text Line – Free text line that serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to 24/7 support and information via texting. Text HOME to 741-741 from anywhere in the USA or Canada, anytime, about any type of crisis. 

National Crisis Hotlines

Veterans Crisis Line – 1-800-273-8255

National Sexual Assault Hotline – 1-800-656-4673

National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233

Suicide Prevention

Stop A Suicide Today – Helpful website that provides suicide prevention information for someone experiencing suicidal thoughts, their friends, and family.

The Summit Wellness Group – Comprehensive suicide prevention guide that features over 40 different support resources.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255 – This national lifeline provides free confidential support 24/7, 365 to anyone who is suffering from a mental health crisis that involves thoughts of suicide.

Overdose Prevention

The Georgia Overdose Prevention Project – An advocacy and prevention organization that provides information on Georgia’s amnesty laws when it comes to helping an overdose victim as well as providing free naloxone kits to Georgians through the mail.

Addiction Resources

In The Rooms – Resource for finding virtual Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings 24/7.

National Institute on Drug Abuse – Helpful suggestions and resources on finding addiction treatment centers for friends or family members struggling with addiction. 

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