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Ms. Swick and Ms. Santamaria

Ms. Swick

  • 7th Grade (all students)
  • 6th Grade - By 9th Period Class: Team Harvard
  • Brunetti

Ms. Santamaria

  • 8th Grade (all students)
  • 6th Grade - By 9th Period Class: Team Cal Tech & USC
  • Zebley

Counseling Department

Counseling Staff

The Counseling Department provides assistance to our students in order for them to have a successful three year experience at Rogers. We recognize that the middle school years are an opportunity for positive growth during the often challenging transition through adolescence.   Ms. Swick and Ms. Santamaria focus on assisting students during this transition by focusing services on meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of the students.

Counseling Mission Statement

We believe all students have the potential to be successful with guidance and support. We strongly believe in reaching the whole child by promoting academic achievement and cultural awareness while meeting their personal/social needs. We strive to prepare all students to be lifelong learners who are ready to succeed in today’s society.

Support Groups

During the school year, the counselors offer small group counseling for skill learning.  Group topics are listed below, but are not limited to these topics.  Groups are offered based on need.  These groups include academic guidance, peer relations/ social groups, grief, communication skills and positive coping skills.

Classroom Guidance

The counselors conduct a series of classroom presentations to all grade levels on a variety of topics aimed at providing academic, career and social/ emotional guidance.  Guidance lesson topics include career exploration, high school planning, character education, bullying, sexual harassment and peer helping skills.  In addition to providing valuable information to students, these lessons provide an opportunity for the counselors to build rapport with the student body.

Community Resources

The counselors assist students and families in need of support. Listed below are community agencies the counselors help connect families with.

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center

310-677-7808

 

Masada Homes
310-497-5195

 

Richstone Family Center
310-970-1921

 

Centinela Youth Services
310-970-7702

 

Inglewood Mental Health
310-671-0555

 

Vital Intervention Directional Alternatives
323-242-8784

 

South Bay Center for Counseling
310-414-2090

 

The Gathering Place
310-374-6323

Hotlines and Websites

Nineline
1800-999-9999

 

National Parent Helpline
1855-427-2736

 

Teen Line
310-855-4673

Awards and Grants

2014 SPARC Award

2013 SPARC Award

2012 Model SPARC Award

2011 SPARC Award

2010 SPARC Award

2009 SPARC Award

Career and College Club Grant

South Bay Classic Grant

Lawndale Educational Foundation Grant