Franklin’s school counselors support the academic growth of students by nurturing socioemotional learning, supporting cognitive development, and building college and career awareness. Our school counselors work with students on an individual basis, in small groups, and in classrooms.
Here are some reasons students might want to talk to a school counselor:
- Difficulties or conflicts with friends
- Safety concerns
- Conflicts with parents or family members
- Illness or death of a friend or family member
- Struggles with organization or time management
- Family changes
- Feelings of depression or anxiety
- Planning for life after high school
Middle School Counselor (grades 5-8): Bryan Wilson (email@example.com) 828-232-6428
Click this link for the Middle School Counseling Webpage
High School Counselor (grades 9-12): Mary Kinsey-Hyche (firstname.lastname@example.org)
College/Career Counselor: JaneAnne Tager (email@example.com) 828-318-8141
Free and Reduced Lunch
While we do not offer a traditional hot lunch, we do provide bagged lunches to students who qualify for free and reduced lunch based on income. If you believe your student qualifies for this program, please contact the school counselor.
School-Based Mental Health Services
Students Experiencing Homelessness
Click here to learn about Educational Rights of Students Experiencing Homelessness.
Crisis Recovery Team
The Crisis Recovery Team (CRT) is a team of counselors, social workers, and school mental health professionals from across local charter and private schools. These team members are specially trained to support students and staff dealing with crisis, grief, loss, and trauma. The CRT was developed to assist schools coping with crises such as community tragedies, student and teacher deaths, and vehicle accidents.
In response to a school crisis, services provided to students may include:
CRT-monitored “safe room” for drop-in student support
Brief Individual or group support/counseling
Classroom assistance with announcement and discussing of the event
Support materials and resources for grief and loss
Assistance with memorializing a death
Partnership with the school counselor to provide follow-up services and referrals as needed
Support and coordination with families impacted by the event
Students and families will be notified of the availability of the CRT when a school crisis occurs. Parents, teachers, and administrators may request support for a student by contacting the school counselor.