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Welcome to the Counseling Dept

Welcome to Horner and the middle school experience where hormones are high and brain power is growing!

At Horner incoming students will have a School Counselor assigned to them based off of their grade level.  Hopefully students will use them as a resource during their entire school experience in Fremont.


What is the role of a school counselor and why do students come to see a school counselor?

School Counselors support students in their academic, social and emotional development. Students see counselors for a multitude of reasons. Here are just a few examples:

  • A student wants to go to Stanford or UC Berkeley and she wants to know what are the requirements.
  • A student received his first D grade and is struggling in Math, he wants to know what to do.
  • A student just experienced a death in the family and is extremely emotional and can't seem to focus in class.
  • A student is taking honors classes and he is stressed-out from the academic load.
  • A student has a conflict with her best friend and needs assistance in resolving the conflict


When a student sees a School Counselor is his/her conversation confidential?

School Counselors provide students a safe, reliable space when they feel they need the additional support from their School Counselor.  In alliance with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Ethical Standards, it is the School Counselor's responsibility to keep topics/issues discussed with students private and confidential, unless:


  • Students report that they are hurting themselves or want to hurt themselves.

  • Students report someone else is hurting them or has threatened to hurt them.

  • Students report that they are going to cause harm to another person.

Under these circumstances, School Counselors make the professional decision to contact the appropriate authorities, including notifying parents/guardians.