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Counseling & Social-Emotional Support

CNG school counselors help enhance student success in academic, personal, social-emotional development, and career planning.

The counseling team, which is at the heart of support for all CNG students, includes 13 guidance counselors for our 14 grade levels and three college counselors. At CNG, we provide a strong focus on character education and emphasize social-emotional learning and personal well-being. We strive to ensure that our students develop self-awareness along with skills in intercultural competence in order to prepare responsible global citizens who will thrive in multi-cultural and multi-faceted environments. The CNG School Counseling Program is aligned with the International School Counseling Association (ISCA) standards.

In the Middle School, we have taken specific steps to increase social-emotional well-being at every grade level, including:

  • Participating in the Advisory Task Force to CNG-ize character lessons around our Core Values.
  • Designing parent workshops around social, emotional, and biological development for adolescents.
  • Encouraging teachers to implement positive behavior referrals, which more than 75% of students have received.
  • Creating and implementing a formalized transition process for departing students.
  • Strengthening the Student Ambassador program to encourage inclusion and leadership from the student body.
  • Implementing tier-two interventions to address social or academic concerns, such as one-on-one or group counseling.
  • Collaborating with grade-level teachers to ensure safe spaces for students inside and outside the classroom.
  • Analyzing data to address student needs and challenges preemptively. 

CNG is proud to have 13 guidance counselors for 14 grade levels, ensuring every student has the support they need to achieve their full potential for excellence.


  • Acknowledging and honoring the abilities, strengths, and needs of each of our students
  • Fostering students’ academic, social-emotional, and career goals
  • Advocating for all students and valuing diversity and inclusion
  • Understanding our students and their families from a holistic perspective
  • Fostering a challenging and supportive environment where students feel safe and encouraged to reach their personal best
  • Planning and implementing programs, lessons, and conferences that address academic, career, personal/social, and global perspectives themes
  • Building communication bridges between members of our community
  • Acting as a resource to students, teachers, parents, and administrators
  • Facilitating student/family transitions into/out of building level/CNG community
  • Providing individual and group counseling services as well as crisis intervention and mediation
  • Assisting in the identification, referral, and support of students who need testing and/or specialized services
  • Ensuring that our counseling services and programs are responsive and tailored to our community’s needs
  • Collaborating with all stakeholders to achieve our mission
  • Collaborating with all stakeholders to achieve our mission