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                                      972-360-4142

     debra.day@allenisd.org                      heather.youngquist@allenisd.org

    Please e-mail your grade counselor with questions or concerns.
                      New to AISD
    Derrick Sledge MS, LCDC, LPC-S
    AISD Middle School Support Counselor
    972-727-0340; Ext.: 9041
    Your grade level counselor may refer your student to Mr. Sledge for extra support
    He might contact you for your student to join a support group during the school year
    Our Mission - To provide a comprehensive, developmental
    counseling program addressing the academic, career and
    personal/social development of all students. 


     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 cafeteria

    7th graders going to 8th grade
    Wednesday Feb. 5th Ford Cafeteria 6pm

    Advanced Academics Meeting

    for Middle Schoolers

    Thursday Feb. 6th at the Service Center at 6:30pm

    Information - Confidentiality
    While 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

    2)      Neglect

    3)      A desire to harm him/herself

    4)      A desire to harm someone else

    5)      An unreported sexual assault