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
If you are experiencing any of these, you may make an appointment with your school counselor(in the front office) or by sending them an email.
Middle School Counselor (grades 5-8): Lindsey Foster (email@example.com) 828-318-8147
High School Counselor (grades 9-12): Katherine Becker (firstname.lastname@example.org) 828-412-8912
College/Career Counselor: JaneAnne Tager (email@example.com) 828-232-8964
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
In addition to the direct services provided by our counseling department, we have partnered with two community based mental health agencies to provide more in-depth mental health services to our students.
To learn more about school-based mental health therapy and the referral process, please contact one of the school counselors.
Students Experiencing Homelessness
Click here to learn about Educational Rights of Students Experiencing Homelessness.