Renaissance Middle School Counseling Department does not only consist of Counselors, but it also consists of a team of people who are dedicated to the success of the Student Services Department. Student Services’ purpose is to serve the RMS student body by ensuring each scholar receives the resources needed to reach his or her full potential. Student Services operates as an integral entity providing academic concerns, social/emotional support, records maintenance, and scheduling-related questions. Student Services has several team members:
Ms. Browder Assistant Principal/Student Information Coordinator
Mrs. Rainford 8th Grade Counselor/AVID Counselor
Mr. Andrews 7th Grade Counselor/FV Coordinator
Ms. Milligan 6th Grade CounselorMs. Edwards Data Clerk Ms. S. Davis Registrar Mrs. Yates School Social Worker Ms. Farmer IST (Instructional Support Teacher) Mrs. Wood 504/SST Support Specialist
Ms. C. Johnson Graduation Coach/ MTSS Coordinator
Mrs. Washington Community in Schools
Steps to College and Career Readiness at RMS
YouScience is an online career and personal planning assessment system that helps teens and adults identify their own potential aptitudes and careers.
What is YouScience?
YouScience allows scholars access to an online career and personal planning assessment system to take a series of assessments and receive a comprehensive report. That report includes their performance on the assessments and it also explains how the assessments reflect their strengths and weaknesses--strengths to capitalize upon and weaknesses to overcome or workaround. All of that information is then translated into suggestions for college majors (If the test taker indicates they are college-bound) and careers.
College and Career Readiness Hub
Research as shown that if students are not on target for college and career readiness by the time they reach 8th grade, the impact may be nearly irreversible. The goal of the counselors at RMS is to focus on getting more students on target for college and career readiness by the end of eighth grade. Our goals as counselors are to get students prepared to maximize the benefits of high school. Visit the Counseling Suite and speak with your counselor today about Trades, Colleges, Military Service, and Technical School options. Remember everyone's path to success will look different, find yours!
Counseling Mission Statement
The mission of the Counseling Department is to build a comprehensive developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. Programs developed by the Counseling Department will be driven by the unique ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity of the entire student population with the end goal of removing barriers to student learning and encouraging achievement at the highest level for each student. Through a partnership with students, educators, parents, and the community, the Counseling Department will prepare students academically and socially to be productive members and leaders of society.
The Counselors at RMS provide many services, to include Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Academic Support, College and Career Readiness, and Crisis Intervention.
If you need to fax our Counseling Department, the fax number is 470-254-8566.
Counselor's CornerF2F/Virtual Individual Counseling- RMS Counselors employ their expertise by identifying student problems as well as resolving these problems using established counseling methods.
F2F/Virtual Group Counseling- RMS Counselors group multiple students of similar ages, who are dealing with similar issues together to accomplish similar goals using established counseling methods and topics.
F2F/Virtual Guidance Sessions- are sessions that are developed, implemented, and managed to ensure a comprehensive school counseling program is being offered to serve the academic, social, and career development needs of students enrolled at Renaissance Middle School.
Crisis Intervention- RMS Counselors' goals of crisis intervention are to provide counseling, screening, and referrals to any individuals potentially affected by a traumatic event using established counseling methods.