January 4


Our goal is to continue to provide school counseling and wellness check-ins for students and families despite schools being closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Learning and counseling services are still available for you even though we are not physically in the building. Our virtual office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are also available outside of office hours and will respond to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours. 

You may check in with us for your social emotional, academic, and college/career needs.  We remain committed to our students’ mental wellness and academic success.  We communicate regularly through our Google Classrooms.
You may e-mail your grade level counselor with any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have.  We will respond as soon as possible. 

6th Grade – Mrs. Ward– Derhonda.Ward@apsk12.org  Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/c/Mzg5MTkyODExOTU0

7th Grade – Mr. Colbert – David.Colbert@apsk12.org  Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/c/Mzc4MDk2Mjg4MjU3

8th Grade – Ms. Johnson– Jdjohnson@apsk12.org  Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTIyODQ0NzI3ODgx

Simple Steps to Reach Out: 

1. E-mail your school counselor. 

2. In your e-mail, describe your concern and how you would like for your counselor to contact you (phone call, email, Zoom video meeting/chat). 

3. In your email, also include your full name as well as contact information. List your phone number if you would like a return call or an email address if you would like an email response or Zoom meeting. 

4. We will respond to your email or call you as soon as possible. 


The J. C. Young Middle School Counseling Department