School Counselors, Holly Anderson and Jenna Ross

Please visit our Counseling Page for resources and Vista Magnet Middle School counseling information.

Academic (VMMS pillar: Achieve)

Village meetings with parent, teachers and students to support goals

IBMYP High School Options Guidance Lessons


Honor Roll/Principal Roll (Most Improved)

Discuss Work Habits and Citizenship with 8th grade students at risk

VIPER OF QUARTER nominated by villages

Student Led Conferences/Assist Teachers

Meet with 7th graders who are at risk of "retention"

Assist Teachers with Read Across America

Personal/Social (VMMS pillar: Belong)

Peer Leaders program to engage in prevention of bullying, drug/tobacco/alcohol prevention

Establish a list of students who teachers have referred to begin groups

School nurse partnership for services

Red Ribbon Week/Character Program "BE"Guidance Lessons

Support Groups

Before school and Lunch Get to know students by observing

ASB with Harvest Social

Adopt a Family

Career (VMMS pillar: Engage/Design)

HS/University Requirements

Four year plan (use of IBMYP Portfolio)


SMART Goal planning

UC/CSU Counselor Conference


Each grade level village shares about 95 students. This small learning community provides teachers, parents and classified staff to engage in discussions about student's strengths and set goals for future success. Teachers ensure that they use quantitative data to ensure students are pacing at grade level. If we find that students are not meeting their potential, village meetings are held to make a plan for support.

Character Program "Be..."

At VMMS, we have developed a character program called "BE..." The "BE" campaign began in 2008 with a strong foundation from our IBMYP Learner Profile. We wanted to establish a common language amongst the staff and students on our character and behavioral expectations.

I will always...

Be knowledgeable and prepared

Be caring to the world

Be courteous

Be open-minded to those around me

Be a thinker

Be on time

Be responsible

Be reflective when making a mistake

Be an honest communicator

Be safe on and off campus