Student Services
Welcome to Student Services!
Student Services supports around 100 social workers and counselors in our 43 schools. We assist parents and schools with enrollment issues and questions daily. We maintain student cumulative records permanently dating from the 1920's to current, adding hundreds of archived records each year.
  • In 2013-14 Student Services...

    • ...completed over 2,300 records requests (transcripts, immunizations, etc.).

    • ...evaluated hundreds of students for Lose Control, Lose Your License (driver's license suspension).


About Us
Consistent with the  Mission and Vision of Buncombe County Schools  the Student Services department provides comprehensive programming to foster the development and well-being of the whole child.  The Student Services staff offers a wide range of supportive services, including, social-emotional and behavioral instruction, counseling, attendance supports, connections with necessary community supports, and health needs essential for students to be able to learn in a challenging and rigorous curriculum.  In addition,  student services provides students with opportunities to learn about future career and college options and assists students with academic planning that will enable them to access and complete their goals successfully. 

Student Services strives to be responsive to the needs of students and reaches beyond our schools to form partnerships with community agencies, parents, the Department of Social Services, Juvenile Courts, law enforcement, and a variety of other community stakeholders to address issues that affect our student’s well-being.  We have active partnerships that combat the effects of bullying and substance abuse while implementing programs to teach students how to solve conflict and resist negative peer and social influences.  Student Services also collaborates with mental health agencies in our community to offer in-school therapy and day treatment services.

A major initiative to achieve positive outcomes for students involves planning and implementing School-wide Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions in all Buncombe County Schools by 2015.    Student Services provides staff trained in helping schools set positive expectations for students, plan instruction to teach behavioral expectations, and provide recognition for students who demonstrate appropriate behavior and character traits.

David Thompson
 

David Thompson

Director of Student Services

 

student.services@bcsemail.org

828-255-5918 

 

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