Welcome to the Student Services Department! Our school counselors are dedicated to the success and well-being of every student. The counseling program addresses the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. The counselors for our seven elementary schools present classroom lessons, and work with students in groups or one-on-one with students. They open up lines of communication from school to home. At the middle school, the counselors encourage their counselees to explore their interests and offer a supportive climate whereby adolescents can acquire positive social skills and achieve academic success. As students approach high school with post-secondary decisions, the high school counselors guide them in assessing strengths, skills and abilities. They support the students with the challenges of college admissions, the scholarship and financial aid process and the entrance into the world of work. The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) national standards are infused in the district guidance curriculum. The Belleville School District guidance staff works collaboratively with staff, families and the community to maximize student potential.