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Counselor's Corner

AVMS School Counseling Mission

The mission of the school counseling department at Aliso Viejo Middle School is to foster a culture of integrity, kindness, and acceptance, while advocating for each student’s social, emotional, academic and career needs and successes. We are committed to ensuring that each student has equity and  access to interventions and supports in our comprehensive, data-driven counseling program in order to become prosperous world-class citizens who value and respect the contributions of others and themselves. We are dedicated to community collaboration to help our students grow into culturally responsible and empathetic problem-solvers. AVMS students will be equipped to navigate life’s challenges and maximize their potential as lifelong, reflective scholars.

AVMS School counseling vision

The Aliso Viejo Middle School comprehensive counseling program’s vision is that every student will realize and believe in their potential as a valuable world-class citizen who respects themselves and others. They will be empathetic, honest, and resilient problem-solvers who have the academic, social/emotional, and career skills and knowledge to be successful in any situation. These compassionate collaborators will join society, using their unique skill-sets and strengths to create a better world. 

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.

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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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.


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Contact Information

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

Phone: 949-831-2622


School counselor beliefs

As a Professional School Counselor, I believe…

Every student has the ability to be successful in every aspect of life. 

Every student has the potential to be a capable, competent, and productive member of society.

Every student should have equitable access to necessary supports & interventions.

That a school counseling program should be data-driven, delivered through a multi-tiered system of support, aligned with the ASCA National Model, and supported by the foundation of ASCA’s Ethical Standards.

That a school counseling program should implement interventions that are developmentally supportive to the students being served.

School counselors are first and foremost advocates for our students, responsible for ensuring our students’ voices are heard and best interests are met. 

School counselors are responsible for helping students identify and cultivate their individual strengths and talents.