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Mission Statement

Cleveland Counselors provide a comprehensive developmental program based on the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students. We foster a notion of respect, support, trust, and community among all students; through advocacy and collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators, and the community. The counseling program promotes academic and life-long success through continued educational support and social/emotional growth.

Counseling Department

Counseling Check In


Student's Cleveland Counselor are here for you! If you need someone to talk to or just need someone to listen. We understand that these times can be challenging for many of you. If you have any acadmeic or solution focused problems please complete the form/link, in red, below either Mrs. Portman's name or Ms. Martinez's name or contact us via email. We will do our best to contact you within a timely manner. We hope you all are doing well and we miss you dearly!

Our Vision

Cleveland Middle School is fortunate to have two full-time counselors on staff who offer a variety of services to the students, staff, and community.  Our licensed counselors are trained to assist students with personal, social and academic issues, as well as assist them in developing college, career, and vocational readiness skills.  

Our vision is for all students to graduate with the skills necessary for them to make self-directed, realistic and responsible decisions, accept personal responsibility for their actions, believe in their abilities, and live up to their dreams. 


  • Academic support
  • Bully prevention 
  • Conflict and bullying resolution
  • Crisis response services
  • Parent/teacher conferences
  • Peer mediation
  • Personal, social, and emotional support
  • Referrals to outside agencies
  • Scheduling and registration
  • Small groups
  • Substance abuse education

Student's disclosure in the counseling office is confidential and private information unless a student reports:

1.  Harm to self

2.  Harm to others

3.  Student is being harmed or neglected by someone else