Mrs. Terry Mawyer
|Mrs. Amy Scott |
Mr. Damien White
|Ms. Patti Bagdasarian|
Belmont Ridge School Counselors are committed to the positive growth and development of our students. We provide programs to educate our students in academic development and peer relationships, as well as, recognize and eliminate barriers that impact and effect a student's ability to learn or function within the school environment.
Counseling Groups at Belmont Ridge
Throughout the school year counselor's may run small groups based on the needs of the grade level. Groups that have been offered in the past are study skills, social skills (how to be a friend), girls groups, boys groups, anger management, and orginization. Small groups are usually meet one time a week for 6 to 8 weeks. Parent permission is required for all groups.
Grade level counselors have the pleasure of visiting resource classes and leading discussions or teaching lessons on specific topics. Topics vary depending on the needs of the students. In all grades our students address bullying, harassment and cyberbullying. Seventh and eighth grades work with student on academic planning.
Based on a provision of the Virginia Standards of Accrediation, a middle school student who has taken a high school course while in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade (Algebra i, Geometry or a world language) may elect to have the grade expunged from the high school records, and then, if desired, take the course again.
When a middle school student receives a grade of "F" in a high school creditbearing course, that grade and course will automatically be expunged.
The student's grade point average and class standing will not include the grade from the expunged course, nor will the student receive a credit toward graduation for this course. This course will not appear on the high school transcript. Only credits which appear on the high school transcript will count toward a high school diploma. Please be advised that the decision to expunge the grade is irreversible and must be made prior to enrollment in high school.
If you wish to expunge a grade for a high school course taken in the middle school, please complete and return the expungment form to your child's guidance counselor at the school your child will attend for the 2014-2015 school year.
***The expungment forms will be mailed home with the 4th quarter report card.***