Social & Emotional Learning

Our Counseling program assists students with their social and emotional needs and development using a child-centered approach that focuses on students' strengths. Through the Positive Discipline program and Social & Emotional Learning classes, students are taught skills and strategies that will enable them to thrive in relationships at school, at home, and in the future. As an integral part of our approach to whole-child education, our counseling and character education programs are designed to enrich the experience of all students.

High Meadows employs a full-time school counselor, Sue Amacker, who works proactively in each classroom, with small groups, and individual students. Ms. Amacker is a certified Positive Discipline trainer and holds her bachelor's degree in elementary education and certification in early childhood and a master's degree in professional counseling.

Our Counseling program promotes positive attitudes among students toward self, family, peers, and community, while assisting students in learning how school performance relates to future opportunities. Emotional intelligence skills are a focus of classroom guidance lessons facilitated both by classroom teachers and exercises with the school counselor.

Emotional Intelligence and Character Education

  • Communication skills (i.e.: How do I express myself to others?)
  • Problem-solving (i.e.: What do I do when conflict arises?)
  • Decision-making
  • Self-awareness
  • Social awareness
  • Self-management
  • Relationship skills

Counseling Services

  • Classroom Social & Emotional Learning classes
  • Short-term small group counseling for specific needs
  • Immediate and short-term individual counseling
  • Collaboration with teachers and staff for student needs
  • Consultation with parents
  • Information and/or referrals for community resources
  • Response to referrals from teachers and students
  • High school selection and placement assistance

No Place For Hate

High Meadows is a certified No Place For Hate school. Our students and faculty members participate in this anti-bullying training program, which gives students an opportunity to understand the damaging impact that bullying and bigotry have on individuals as well as the social fabric of the School. Student and faculty leaders at each grade level participate in trainings on how to identify bullying, how to prevent and address it, and tools they can share with their peers to help us remain a place where students feel safe and respected.

Student Support Services

High Meadows has a Student Support Team made up of learning specialists, the school counselor, and division directors who can monitor the academic progress and social and emotional development of referred students. The goal, as in all things High Meadows, is to help students reach their full potential while enjoying their school experience.

High School Placement

Virtually all High Meadows graduates are accepted to their top choice high schools, which means they have many opportunities from which to choose. We help Eighth Grade students and their families learn about high school options, and choose the high school that best fits their interests and abilities. High Meadows graduates attend Atlanta-area independent schools, public schools, magnet/charter schools, and boarding schools. See where some of our recent graduates have chosen to attend.

If you have questions, you may contact Sue Amacker, school counselor, via email or at 678.507.1164.

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