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Counselor's Corner

CUSD School counseling Mission

The mission of Capistrano Unified School District School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports the whole child. School Counselors will focus on the needs, interests, and issues related to social-emotional, academic, and college/career development of all students through a multi-tiered system of support. School Counselors will advocate, collaborate and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate, provide an opportunity for all students to access their education and achieve personal and academic success to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

CUSD School counseling vision

    The School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.

    School counselor beliefs

    As a Professional School Counselor, I believe…


    All students have the ability to be successful

    All students have the potential to be capable, competent, and productive members of society.

    That a school counseling program should be data-driven, delivered through a multi-tiered system of supports, and aligned with the ASCA National Model

    That all students have a variety of strengths that should be highlighted.

    That empathy is a necessary foundation of the school community.


    Counselor - 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.

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    Referral Form
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    AVMS Counseling INterventions

    the role of the school counselor


    Contact Information

    AVMS has a full-time school counselor located in the library.

    Phone: 949-831-2622