Tomorrow Starts Here


Welcome to the Chardon Middle School Counseling Department. We are committed to helping our students achieve their highest potential.  We work with students to promote social, emotional, academic, and career development. 

The CMS Counseling Department has three School Counselors: 

                       Karin Hillman, Kate Collins and  Janelle Stuart

Our office is located next to the main office on the first floor of the middle school. You may contact the counselors by calling the main office at (440) 285-4062. You will be connected to the counseling offices.
 Through the first quarter, Mrs. Hillman will cover 5th grade for Mrs. Stuart, as well as 7th grade.  Mrs. Katie Severino ( will be covering for Mrs. Collins in grades 4 and 6.
            Family Connections - Naviance 
                           College and Career Readiness Program

Last year we initiated a new program in the counseling department designed to help students begin to navigate and track their career and college pathways. Naviance is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life. We will be using this new program consistently throughout their years at the middle and high school to explore vocational options, set goals, search colleges, track progress, and to help connect them with resources that will help them to succeed.
Students and parents can access the system by using the Family Connections link located to the right under “Links.”
Sixth Graders will focus on logging into the system, start to build their profiles by completing the CareerKey, and complete a brief student survey.
Seventh Graders will log into the system, start to explore different types of careers when they take the Career Cluster Finder, save clusters of careers so they can investigate various career pathways, and complete a brief student survey. 
Eighth Graders will log into the system, and focus primarily on narrowing down career path options by using data from the Career Key and Cluster Finder to help with scheduling high school classes. They will also start to build a resume so they can maintain records of all their extracurricular activities and achievements throughout high school.     
CMS Counseling Programs Also Include:

Schoolwide Programs - Student of the Month Recognition
Classroom Guidance Lessons - Social Conflict Prevention, Student Success Skills, Problem Solving, Personal Safety, and Career Exploration
Small Group Counseling - Student Success Skills, Family Changes, Self-Control, Friendship Skills, Grief and Loss and Self-Confidence
Individual Counseling - Where we  meet with students on an individual basis as needed to address various issues and concerns.




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