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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 includes:

  • Individual counseling (social, personal, emotional and academic)
    • 6th:  Transition & Resilience
    • 7th:  Building Connections & Taking Safe Risks
    • 8th:  Doing the Right Thing & Making Good Choices that Affect Your Future
  • 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

                                         Ms. Alves    Mrs. Fregoso

          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 Bachelors in Psychology, a Masters in                 Counseling, and a Pupil Personnel Services credential. 

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. 9: High School English Honors Application Due Date

Mar. 22-23: High School Course Requests (in math class)

March 5-23: Math Placement Exams (current CC Math 6/CC Math 7 students only)

April 2-10: Peterson Science Honors Applications

April 10: 8th Grade Reading Inventory Test

April 24: Peterson English Honors Application

Important Counseling Dates

  • Sept. 18-19: 6th grade individual counseling meetings
  • Sept. 28-29: 7th grade individual counseling meetings
  • Oct. 3: 8th grade career exploration via Family Connections
  • Oct. 10: 7th grade career exploration via Family Connections
  • Oct. 16-20: 6th grade career exploration via Roadtrip Nation
  • Jan. 25-26: 8th grade individual counseling meetings
  • March-April: Students complete math placement tests and honors applications
  • April 30-May 1: 6th graders request classes for next year
  • May 7-8: 7th graders request classes for next year
  • June: 6th and 7th graders are notified about math and honors placements.