Syracuse Junior High Counseling Center
Syracuse Junior High's Counseling Department is a comprehensive counseling program that is dedicated to student success. Our goal as a counseling team is to provide EVERY student with the knowledge and resources they need to become college and career ready.
Students may make appointments to see their counselor between classes, during lunch, or before and after school. Parents may set an appointment with their student's counselor. Please call (801) 402-6808 to schedule an appointment.
If you would like to talk to a counselor or schedule an appointment, please call 801-402-6808, between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.
What Do Counselors Do?
Our responsibility is to advocate for students and make sure we are doing what is best for them. We constantly meet with students, parents, teachers and administration to collaborate and help students be successful. We do this in a variety of ways:
1. Every Student
a. We love the variety and differences among all students and want everyone to be successful.
b. Programs in place for student success include: Seahawk Time (Advisory), Study Skills classes, After School Math Tutoring, and Read 180.
a. We use data to drive programs and measure program effectiveness.
b. We meet with teachers and administration to address concerns and find the best possible solutions for students.
3. Plan for Career and College Readiness
a. We meet with 7th grade students in a group setting, and with 8th and 9th grade students for a 30 minute individualized meeting and set academic and personal goals.
b. We do career assessments to determine classes that would be a good fit for each student and help find career options.
c. We create four-year plans with our 8th and 9th grade students.
d. Discuss college and post-high school education opportunities.
4. Guidance Curriculum
a. Career Exploration (CTE Intro lessons in 7th grade, Utah Futures lessons in 8th and 9th grade).
b. Anti-bullying, resilience, self-esteem, study skills and goal setting lessons.
5. Responsive Services
a. We meet with students, parents, teachers and the administration to ensure the safety and well-being of all students. We are available to address concerns each day in a timely manner.
b. Some concerns include: personal issues, friends, suicidal thoughts, bullying, family crisis, grief and loss, transition and concerns with classes or teachers.
c. We run small groups for: stress relief, resiliency and communication.
We believe all students have the opportunity to learn and be successful in the school setting.
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Listed below are a variety of community resources that are available that many families of our students have found beneficial.
General Referral Information
When seeking services for your family:
- Begin with your family physician or pediatrician
- Refer to your own insurance company provider list
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Davis Behavioral Health
2250 North 1700 West
Layton, UT 84041
(801) 776-6303 Crisis Line
DBH offers classes for children and parents including Anger Kids, Self-Esteem, Strengthening Families, and Love & Logic. Classes are offered on various nights of the week. Call for class listings, cost, and to register for any classes. Cost is minimal and can be waived for some families. Individual, family and group therapy is also available based on individual needs. The cost is based on a sliding scale.
The Counseling Center
1459 North Main Street Suite 100
Centerville, UT 84014
The center offers a new approach to therapy. Talking about your thoughts and feelings with friends or family can make you feel better, but they can't always provide you with the help you need. A therapist is a healthy alternative...AND it can be affordable too! They accept most insurance plans, cash, credit, check, bishop pay and will work on a sliding scale.
Family Enrichment Center
320 South 500 East
Kaysville, UT 84037
The Center assists parents in taking a proactive approach to develop a whole, healthy family by making available materials, training and support. Information is readily available to all families in Davis County. Their lending library has information on a wide variety of issues. Call for a current class list or additional information.
1360 East 1450 South
FCC offers classes for children such as self-esteem/friends group and they have several parenting classes. They have updated class listings in the winter, spring, summer and fall. Call for an updated list, cost or to register. They also provide a 24-hour emergency day and night care for children.
Youth Outreach Center
1353 North 1075 West, Suite 101
Groups for children 10 yrs and older. No cost for group or family therapy. Evening groups include anger management, self-esteem, love and logic for kids. Call for a current class list or additional information.
The Summit Family Foundation–A Center for Grieving Children
1708 East 5500 South, Suite 18
South Harrison Plaza
South Ogden, UT 84403
This is a support center for children and their families who are grieving the loss of somebody they love. They provide support groups for death, divorce and separation, foster care, and complicated grief. There is no charge for attending these groups.
Davis Counseling Center
1466 North HWY 89, Suite 230
This is a private practice that provides counseling for a variety of issues.
LDS Social Services
- Centerville: (801) 294-0578
- Ogden: (801) 621-6510
Clinical counseling available for ADHD, anxieties, anger, stress, self-esteem. Requires prior authorization from a Bishop.
- McKay-Dee Behavioral Health Institute, Ogden: (801) 387-5600
- Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City: (801) 662-1000
- University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute, Salt Lake City: (801) 583-2500