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About Counseling at Peterson

The Peterson Middle School counseling department strives to promote academic achievement while attending to the social and emotional needs of our students.  We offer a comprehensive counseling and guidance program that aligns with the National Model for School Counseling:

  • Tiered Interventions
    • Tier 1 (all students) - Classroom Guidance Lessons
    • Tier 2 (5-15% of students) - Groups, Individual check ins, SST meetings
    • Tier 3 (1-5%) - Health and Wellness, Outside Referrals
  • Individual counseling (social, personal, emotional and academic)
  • Academic advising (organization, time management, prioritizing, advocating, etc.)
  • Scheduling
  • Conflict mediation
  • Social skills
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution focused and responsibility counseling
  • Career and College exploration through Family Connections
  • Referrals to outside support services
  • Collaboration with the Health and Wellness department
  • Consults with faculty, staff, administration and district office
  • Mandated reporters
  • Managing intervention programs such as Homework Center, Wildlife, Read180, Academic Support, etc.
  • Student of the Month
  • Facilitate diagnostic exams such as the RI, MDTP and SBAC
Counseling Staff

  Beth Stamper photo             Christine Alves photo              Kelly Fregoso photo

       Ms. Stamper                         Ms. Alves                             Mrs. Fregoso

              A-G                                       H-O                                         P-Z

       408-423-2816                   408-423-2823                      408-423-2835

      Peterson Counselors have a Masters in Counseling, and a Pupil Personnel Services credential. 

19-20 Electives

Forms will be collected by counselors when they meet with students 1 on 1 through their Science class. Students interested in Leadership or Yearbook must also complete the application below.

Elective Request Form

Leadership Elective Application

Yearbook Elective Application

Important Phone Numbers (Available 24/7)

Crisis Text Line:  Text HOME to 741741 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:   Call 1-800-273-8255

Santa Clara Suicide & Crisis Hotline:   Call 1-855-278-4204

Any Emergency:  Call 911

Upcoming Events

Mar. 8: 8th Grade RI test

March 4-22: Math Placement Exams (current CC Math 6/CC Math 7 students only)

March 12: 8th Grade Avid Meeting during SSR. College Planning Night at 6pm  

Mar. 28-29: High School Course Requests (in math class)

May 21/23/24: 6th/7th Grade Reading Inventory Test


Important Counseling Dates

  • Sept 11 & 13: 6th grade individual counseling meetings
  • Sept 18 & 20: 7th grade individual counseling meetings
  • Sept 25 & 27: 8th grade individual counseling meetings
  • Oct: 6th grade School Matters classroom lesson
  • Nov: 7th grade School and Future Matters classroom lesson
  • Dec: 8th grade You Matter classroom lesson
  • Dec/Jan: 7th grade You Matter classroom lesson
  • Feb: 6th grade You & Future Matter classroom lesson
  • March: 8th grade Future Matter classroom lesson
  • March-April: Students complete math placement tests and honors applications
  • May: 6th/7th graders request classes for next year
  • June: 6th and 7th graders are notified about math and honors placements.