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COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Hello and welcome to Mandeville Junior High, home of the Patriots! Some of my responsibilities, as the school counselor, include, Student Building Level Committee chairperson, Gifted and Talented contact, Duke Tip contact, Homebound contact, and Kids in Transition contact.
SCHOOL BUILDING LEVEL COMMITTEE (SBLC)
These teams have been established in all schools to draw upon the expertise in the school to address specific problems of children. These teams are the appropriate resources to begin the process of identifying and addressing student academic, behavioral, communication, or other concerns and develop an intervention plan to help the student.
https://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/students-with-disabilities/sblc.pdf?sfvrsn=4
GIFTED EDUCATION PROGRAM
In order to address the unique needs of gifted students, this program offers an advanced academic learning environment. Instructional activities in this programs enhances not only the intellectual functioning of the gifted students, but also their creativity, leadership abilities, and self-concept. Additionally, the program provides gifted students the opportunity to relate cognitively and affectively with their intellectual peers. If interested, the student will have to take an IQ, and an achievement assessment, and score at least 6 points on the grading rubric in order to move forward into additional testing by the Pupil Appraisal team. If the student is accepted into the program, through the IEP process, a decision is made regarding a student’s placement in the academically accelerated classes.
TALENTED ARTS PROGRAM
Students receiving Talented Arts services must be evaluated and identified as exceptional through the Special education Department. Talented instruction is provided in art, music, and theater.
Duke Tip
7th+8th graders can take the ACT or SAT. How does your student qualify? An exceptional state assessment score (95th percentile or above), an exceptional standardized national assessment score (95th percentile or above), a high IQ test score (125 or higher), being identified as gifted and talented in academic or intellectual ability through school, or a referral from a teacher, parent, or community member. https://tip.duke.edu/about
Homebound
Hospital/Homebound is an alternative educational setting provided to students enrolled in St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, for the provision of educational services according to an Individualized Education program (IEP) or Homebound (HB) approval. Eligibility: Parents seeking homebound services for a student should request an application from the student’s school. IEP or SBLC team will review parent request, medical information, and other supporting documents. The Student Services Coordinator must approve these services.
Kids in Transition (KIT)
This program of the St. Tammany Parish Public School System provides for the academic needs of identified homeless students and their families within the School System’s academic and support services, in compliance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The goal of the KIT Program is to work in collaboration with school personnel and community service agencies to provide support that promotes academic success and student achievement. http://www.stpsb.org/KIT/

If you want me to check-in with your student, have questions or need more information please call me at 985-629-3065 or email me at Adamandios.Stefanias@stpsb.org.

 



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639 Carondelet Street

Mandeville, LA 70448 Phone: (985) 626-4428 Fax: (985) 674-0401