School Counseling

Guidance Office Manager: Ms. Karen Blanchard
Hours of Operation: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Phone: (757) 648-4861 | Guidance Fax: (757) 412-2382

School Counselors

Grade 6: Ms. Lisa Stephens - Guidance Department Chair - Welcome Message
Grade 7: Ms. Danielle Irvin - Welcome Message
Grade 8 & 9: Ms. Ebony McCoy - Welcome Message

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Middle School Guidance Program is to partner with parents, community, faculty and staff to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students thus preparing them with the knowledge and skills to be productive members of society.

The School Counseling Program

  • Assists students in their educational, career, personal, and social development.
  • Helps students resolve problems which interfere with learning.
  • Facilitates educational and career planning.
  • Increases knowledge of self and others.
  • Supports students with specific needs.
  • Offers crisis intervention and prevention.

School Counseling Department Newsletters

How do students see their counselors?

Students may be referred to the counselor by parents, teachers, administrators, or peers, or they may self-refer.

How do I register my son/daughter?

Please call the Guidance office at (757) 648-4861 to schedule an appointment for registration. For information on how to register your child and for a list of needed documents, please visit the Virginia Beach Public Schools Registration page.

How do I withdraw my son/daughter?

Notify the Guidance Office at least three days prior to student’s last day of attendance, if possible. Students must return all books and materials. Please provide the forwarding school address for our records. Withdrawal papers will be ready to be picked up at the end of the student’s last day.

How do I get make-up work for my son/daughter?

Guidance will collect and distribute make up work for students. Please refer to the steps below and let us know if you have any questions:

  1. Parents may request work by emailing or calling their grade level counselor after three consecutive absences.
  2. School Counselors will then email the student's teachers regarding make up work.
  3. Parents will be contacted when the work is ready for pick up

Forms & Helpful Links

Code of Student Conduct
Destination Graduation
Family and Community Engagement Resources

HR Youth Career Center
Middle School Course Information
Middle School Student Handbook
Vaccination Requirements

Bullying Prevention Program

Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or suspect that your child is involved in bullying, there are several resources that may help. Read more at Engage Parents & Youth

Other Great Resources
CHKD Parenting Classes
Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center
Stomp Out Bullying
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) Bully Prevention