In Crisis/Need Help Now?

For Immediate Emergencies, call 911 To Help Yourself, or a Friend: Click Here Para ayudarse a sí mismo o un amigo: Haga clic aquí Nationwide Crisis Hotline dial 988 988 Announcement August 2022.docx Need Help? Call us. ¿Necesita ayuda? Llámenos. Тусламж хэрэгтэй юу? Бидэнтэй холбогдоорой. እርዳታ ይፈልጋሉ? ይደውሉልን تحتاج إلى المساعدة؟ اتصل بنا. More information Children’s […]

Program Foundation

  Cardinal Counseling Program Beliefs, Mission and Vision Statements Beliefs The professional school counselors at Cardinal Elementary School believe: All students have dignity and worth All students have the right to participate in the school counseling program All students’ ethnic, cultural, racial, sexual differences and special needs are considered in planning and implementing the school […]

Community and Family Resources

The following resources are available to the Cardinal and APS community.   They include financial, health,  wellness and parenting support. Please let us know if you have any questions or need additional information. Arlington Families Arlington Families is a site that links parents and caregivers to valuable online resources about what’s happening for families in Arlington, […]

SEL Counseling Lessons

          Social Emotional Learning Lessons Ms. Rocco and Ms. Quinn deliver monthly classroom counseling lessons to ALL students in grades K-5. The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and VA Department of Education provide guidance and standards in the implementation of social emotional learning. ASCA Professional Standards and Competencies Virginia Guidance SEL […]

Meet the Mental Health Team

School Year 2022-23     School Social Worker Ali Versaggi (T-F), School Psychologist Natalie Cocozza (T-F), Bilingual Resource Assistant Maria Montas (M-F),

APS Counseling

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Counseling Services

Classroom Core Curriculum School Counseling Curriculum (classroom lessons) – All McKinley students participate in approximately 8 classroom lessons with Mrs. Rocco or Mrs. Fuller.  The core curriculum promotes knowledge, attitudes, and skills of student competencies appropriate to their developmental levels through instruction in three content areas: social/emotional growth, academic achievement, and college and career readiness.  […]

Transition to Middle School & Academic Planning

Upcoming Dates to Note   Middle School Options and Transfers Information for School Year 2023-24 Posted on October 25, 2022 at 3:00 pm. Watch Middle School Information Night: Option middle schools/programs  offer specialized educational instruction. Arlington Public Schools provides students the opportunity to attend an option school/program as an alternative to attending their designated neighborhood school. […]