Welcome to the Ford Middle School Counselors website.
Debra Day Heather Youngquist
7th Grade Counselor 2019-20 8th Grade Counselor 2019-20
972-360-4137 972-360-4142Please e-mail your grade counselor with questions or concerns.New to AISDDerrick Sledge MS, LCDC, LPC-SAISD Middle School Support Counselor972-727-0340; Ext.: 9041Your grade level counselor may refer your student to Mr. Sledge for extra supportHe might contact you for your student to join a support group during the school yearOur Mission - To provide a comprehensive, developmentalcounseling program addressing the academic, career andpersonal/social development of all students.Events/Information
Gifted & Talented Testing to possibly qualify...
Phase I gifted/talented testing for students currently in grades 7-11 will take place during the school day on the student’s home campus. All secondary phase I gifted/talented testing will occur the week of March 16-20, 2020. Students must register for testing. The registration window opens January 23, 2020 and closes February 13, 2020 at https://www.allenisd.org/Page/291.
This year’s gifted/talented informational meeting is on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lowery Freshman Center auditorium. Meeting attendance is open, so there is no need to register.
Registration Parent Meetings
6th graders going to 7th grade
Tuesday Feb. 4th Ford Gym 6pm
Questions following in the cafeteria7th graders going to 8th gradeWednesday Feb. 5th Ford Cafeteria 6pm
Advanced Academics Meeting
for Middle Schoolers
Thursday Feb. 6th at the Service Center at 6:30pmInformation - ConfidentialityWhile it is important that a student’s conversations with a school counselor be kept confidential, confidentiality
does have its limitations. According to the American School Counselor Association’s Ethical Standards for School
Counselors, counselors must “keep information confidential unless legal requirements demand that confidential
information be revealed or a breach is required to prevent serious and foreseeable harm to the student”
(American School Counselor Association [ASCA], 2010).The most frequent type of breaches include a student verbalizing the following:
1) Verbal, Physical or Sexual Abuse
3) A desire to harm him/herself
4) A desire to harm someone else
5) An unreported sexual assault