School Counseling

Counseling Office Manager: Ms. Emily Jones
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm | Registration Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Phone: (757) 648-5061 | Counseling Fax (757) 437-4860

Counseling Program Overview

Mr. Ed McClendon: 7th Grade/8th Grade P-Z
Ms. Lesley Groves: 6th Grade/8th Grade A-O
Ms. Samantha Nowak: 504 Coordinator

Ms. Nikki Thornton: Student Support Specialist 

Course Registration

The 2019-2020 Student Guide, containing new course additions, Academic & Career Planning, the new curriculum guide and more can be found at this link.

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. 

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 child?

Please call the Guidance office at 648.5061 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 child?

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.