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Stella Middle Charter Academy

Counseling & Restorative Practices

Counseling & Restorative Practices

Counseling Support

All Bright Star students, from transitional kindergarten through 12th grade, have a counselor who knows them, their dreams, and their needs so that we can meet them. 

At Stella Middle Charter Academy, we have grade level counselors who stay with their students for the four years they are here. We prioritize a low counselor-to-student ratio of 1:122 so students can develop strong relationships with their counselor.

Middle School Guidance

We know that middle school can be a challenging time of growth for adolescents, and at Stella Middle Charter Academy, we provide robust support so our students thrive. 

In addition to strong relationships, robust counselor support, and social-emotional curriculum through the Compass program, we also offer a student mentorship program where our 8th grade students welcome and support our incoming 5th graders to help navigate middle school successfully.


Restorative Practices

All Stella Middle Charter Academy staff use restorative justice practices as an effective alternative to punitive responses to wrongdoing. Restorative practices bring people together in a safe and respectful space to promote dialogue, accountability, and a stronger sense of community. We support our students to come together to have restorative conversations, so that they have the opportunity to repair any harm that may have been caused.