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Counselor's Corner

Student Counseling Request

Text a Tip

(949) 464-TEXT  or
(949) 464-8398
 
Aliso Viejo Middle School has launched a new program called “Text-A-Tip” in another effort to keep schools safe.  The program provides students with a confidential method to report problems directly to the school administrators. 
Text-A-Tip will allow students to use their cell phone to text and report issues such as bullying, depression, fights, drugs, weapons, and any threats relating to campus safety.  Via a confidential text, students can detail a problem without the fear of being labeled a “snitch,” “rat,” or “tattletale” by their peers.  Posters will be placed around the campus so students will be aware of the program and the phone number for sending their texts. 
Texting is a very comfortable way for the youth of today to communicate, and we feel this program will keep the lines of communication open between the students and the school administrators.
 
This program is not intended for emergency use.  In case of an emergency requiring immediate law enforcement response, students should call 911.

    Counselor - Mr. Andrew Fredriksz

    As the counselor here at AVMS I provide social and emotional counseling, as well as offer academic encouragement and support. I believe that if a student has a sense of well-being and can build a solid foundation by learning to be in charge of his/her emotional life, then school and its responsibilities will become a place of fulfillment, success, and ultimately happiness. 

    Students may request counseling services on a self-referral basis or as a parent, you may contact me if you are concerned about your son or daughter.  Conversations between myself and your student are confidential, unless your student discloses information that presents clear and imminent danger to the student or others.  Referrals from outside agencies are available.

    Resources for Parents

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    Second Step
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    A little bit about Mr. Fredriksz!

    Education:

    Bachelor of Arts-California State University, Fullerton

       Degree: Psychology

     

    Masters of Arts-Chapman University

       Degree: Counseling with an emphasis in Professional Clinical Counseling

     

    Experience:

    Capistrano Unified School District

       Marco Forster Middle School

       Las Flores Middle School

     

    Newport Mesa Unified School District

       Estancia High School

     

    Training:

    PREPaRE School Safety and Crisis Preparedness

    Kognito At-Risk Middle & High School Certified 

    OCDE Conflict Mediation 

     

    Professional Membership

    American School Counselor Association

    California School Counselors Association

    Contact Information

    For the 2016-2017 school year, AVMS will have a counselor on campus every day.

    Location: Next to the Library

    Phone: 949-831-2622

    Email:  apfredriksz@capousd.org