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Welcome to the John Adams Counseling Corner

Grade Level Counselors Program Specific Counselors
Ms. Romero | 6th Grade (last names A-L) & 7th Grade Counselor 
Ms. Espinoza | A-G Counselor
Ms. Ruderman | 6th Grade (last names M-Z) & 8th Grade Counselor
Mr. Ochoa | Margret's Place Therapist
  Ms. D'agostino | PSW (Psychiatric Social Worker)
Counseling Program Philosophy

The counselors in Adams Middle School believe:

    • All students can learn and succeed.
    • All students are capable of attaining skills that prepare them for high school, college and careers.
    • All students’ differences and special needs are unique and are taken into consideration in their academic needs.
    • All students have access to a dedicated, full-time professional school counselor.


Our comprehensive school counseling program is:

    • Based on our students participating in the culmination ceremony and receiving their certificate of culmination at the end of their middle school experience.
    • Planned and implemented by our school counseling team in cooperation with teachers, administrators and parents.
    • Ready to recognize every student’s effort and achievement.
    • Ready to utilize the many combined resources of our school/district and local community.


During the Month of October, the Academic Counselors will be visiting Math classes to conduct Individualized Graduation Plan (IGP's) conferences with each and every student. Below you will find the IGP Presentation that was facilitated in all Homeroom classes in case you want to review what the IGP means. 
Durante el mes de octubre, las consejeras académicos visitarán las clases de matemáticas para llevar a cabo conferencias del Plan de graduación individualizado (IGP) con todos y cada uno de los estudiantes. A continuación encontrará la Presentación IGP que se facilitó en todas las clases de Homeroom en caso de que desee revisar lo que significa IGP.
On September 30th, 2021 the Academic Counselors presented Culmination Requirements and Zone of Choice (ZOC) applications to our JAMS family during Coffee with the Principal. In case you missed this zoom meeting or would like to review the items we discussed, please see the Powerpoint below. 
El 30 de septiembre de 2021, las consejeras académicos presentaron los requisitos de culminación y las solicitudes de zona de elección (ZOC) a nuestra familia de JAMS durante el café con el director. En caso de que se haya perdido esta reunión de zoom o le gustaría revisar los elementos que discutimos, consulte el Powerpoint a continuación.
Parents & Students: If you need a copy of the Culmination Letter that was mailed home the week of September 13th, 2021, you can click here to print a copy for yourself. Please sign and return the letter to the Counseling Office at your earliest convenience. 
Padres y estudiantes: Si necesita una copia de la Carta de culminación que se envió por correo a casa la semana del 13 de septiembre de 2021, puede hacer clic aquí para imprimir una copia para usted. Firme y devuelva la carta a la Oficina de Consejería lo antes posible.