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Counseling Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Valley Middle School Counseling department is to provide support to students in order to enhance academic success, provide opportunities for career awareness, and assist students in their personal/social development in order to become enthusiastic, confident learners.   

Outside Resources for Parents and Students

Please Click below for a list of community resources.  CUSD does not endorse any of these resources.

Resource- PTA tips for Parents


Resources for Behavioral Health


Resources for North County




Hermanitas Mentoring program

The Hermanitas Mentoring Program at VMS is sponsored by the non-profit organization MANA de North County.  It is designed to encourage Latina teens to pursue high academic goals and realize their potential.  

Guidance Dept Locker
11/14/18 1:54 PM
11/26/18 2:40 PM

Guidance Information

Counselor Contact Information
Contact Stephanie Gray  Stephanie Gray (760) 331-5360 Counselor
Contact Mrs. Schroh  Mrs. Schroh (760) 331-5380 Counselor

Counselor Appointments

We are available to your students during the school day for any questions or concerns they may have.  If a parent would like to schedule a time to meet or talk with us, they can contact us via phone or e-mail. We are looking forward to getting to know the students better and supporting them socially, emotionally and academically throughout the year.



Stephanie Gray - 7th Grade (Village C and G)  and 8th grade (Village I)


Melony Schroh - 6th grade (Village A & B) and 8th Grade (Village H)


News Articles on Valley Voice from the counselors

Honor Roll Drawing and Prize winners

Lexile levels for Achieve


Text Demand Study 2009
25th percentile to 75th percentile (IQR)

2012 CCSS Text Measures*

1 230L to 420L 190L to 530L
2 450L to 570L 420L to 650L
3 600L to 730L 520L to 820L
4 640L to780L 740L to 940L
5 730L to 850L 830L to 1010L
6 860L to 920L 925L to 1070L
7 880L to 960L 970L to 1120L
8 900L to 1010L 1010L to 1185L
9 960L to 1110L 1050L to 1260L
10 920L to 1120L 1080L to 1335L
11 and 12 1070L -1220L 1185L to 1385L

Criteria for Math PLacement

Click here for Math Placement for the 2017-18 school year:  CUSD Math Placement Criteria

Criteria for English PLacement

Click here for English Placement criteria for the 2017-2018 school year:  CUSD English PLacement Criteria


Waivers for Math and English

Waivers for Math and English are located in the Counselor's Locker to the left on this page.

Career Planning Month


Career and Educational Planning-


This year the counselors assisted all students in completing a series of activities that focused on career and educational planning.  The students did a career interest survey in class before having an opportunity to select a career speaker for our Career Cafe.  On February 2nd and 9th, Valley hosted different professionals that presented their career paths to our students during their lunch period.  The students signed up for their choice of speakers during their Social Studies classes last month.  Listed below are the career options that our Career Parent Volunteer put together.


February 2, 2018

February 9, 2018

Emergency Room Doctor

Art Director for a Video Game Company

DEA Special Agent

Fashion Store Owner

Qualcomm Engineer

Police Officer- Canine Unit

DEA Special Agent

Surf Shop Owner




We were pleased to have over 350 students and 450 students sign up for the Career Cafe Speakers on each respective Friday.  We would like to recognize our parent volunteer, Katheryn Greene, that helped organize and coordinate our fantastic Career Cafe event.


In addition to our Career Cafe, 8th grade students made their high school selections in January and last week we took all the 8th graders to UCSD to start the conversation about next steps after high school.   During the month of March, the counselors will assist all students in selecting their classes for the 2018-19 school year and review the A-G high school graduation requirements.  At the end of this month, Valley's AVID class will be hosting the College Fair for all the students to enjoy.   


Because career and educational planning are so important, it is necessary to address this topic early in your child’s secondary school career.  Our hope is that parents and students will discuss career and educational planning together.  


Vikings Stand Together Against Bullying and Harassment!

Valley Middle school is committed to providing a safe, comfortable learning environment for all students.  Bullying and harassment  incidents can be reported to a trusted staff member at Valley or you may use this online form.


Please be mindful of your use of the following terms as you consider reporting an incident.  

  • Rude- Inadvertently saying or doing something that hurts someone else.

  • Mean- Purposefully saying or doing something to hurt someone once (or maybe twice).

  • Bullying- Intentionally aggressive behavior, repeated over time, that involves an imbalance of power. This can include verbal, physical or written electronic communication against another.

  • Cyberbullying- The use of electronic communication to harm or harass others in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.

  • Harassment: includes actual or perceived negative actions that often, ridicule, or demean another individual with regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, religion.

  • Intimidation.   Subjecting an individual to intentional action that seriously threatens and induces a sense of fear and/or inferiority.  


After reading the above definitions, if you suspect that bullying has occurred, report it.  Click  HERE to fill out the online Bullying/Harassment Reporting Form.

  1. Students are strongly encouraged to make an oral or written report to a teacher, staff member, or administrator whenever they feel that they or another student has been bullied.

  2. All bullying complaints will be investigated and resolved by the Principal or designee.

  3. State law and District regulations protect anyone who reports bullying or who participates in a bullying investigation from retaliation.

  4. Anyone who is reporting a cyberbullying complaint should save and print any electronic or digital messages sent to them. These messages should be provided to the Principal or designee investigating the complaint.

Additional information on Bullying and Intimidation may be found in the Carlsbad Unified School District K-12 Student Handbook.

English and Math Information

Please look in the locker below for the Math or English Waivers.  The Math or English department Criteria are also attached below.