The School Counseling Department at Socrum Elementary School offers a safe and inviting environment where student-centered services are delivered in an effective and efficient manner. We view the child from a holistic perspective, therefore, the focus of services is on the academic, social-emotional and career-based needs of ALL students.
Contact Information: Phone: 863-853-6050
American School Counselor Association (ASCA): https://www.schoolcounselor.org/
ASCA supports school counselors’ efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.
Polk County K-8 School Counseling Service Administration: Deidre Skaggs, 863-519-8197
Assessments (FSA): http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/
Community Resource Guide: https://heartland.auntbertha.com/
Crisis Intervention: http://www.polk-fl.net/parents/studentservices/crisisintervention.htm
Early Childhood & Pre-School Resources: https://polk-fl.net/districtinfo/departments/learningsupport/ese/resourcesearlychildhood.htm
Employee Assistance Program (EAP): http://www.polk-fl.net/staff/employeeinfo/eap/
Enrolling Your Child In School: http://www.polk-fl.net/parents/enroll/
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL):
Exceptional Student Education (ESE): http://www.polk-fl.net/districtinfo/departments/learningsupport/ese/
HEARTH: Homeless Education Advocates Restoring The Hope
The HEARTH Project and Polk County Public Schools are dedicated to assisting homeless and in-transition families and children by eliminating barriers to school enrollment, attendance, stability, and overall academic success. We work to ensure that children experiencing homelessness have the same opportunities for educational success as housed students in Polk County.
Learning Disabilities: https://ldaamerica.org/support/new-to-ld/
Magnet & Choice Schools:
Choice schools differ from magnet schools in that magnet schools’ sole purpose was to originally desegregate schools and are specifically identified in the Polk County desegregation agreement. Choice schools can be created in response to community or school interest in choice.
McKay Scholarship: http://www.polk-fl.net/districtinfo/departments/schoolbased/schoolchoice/mckay.htm
The McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities provided over 31,000 Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school during the 2015-16 school year. The McKay Scholarship Program also offers parents public school choice. A parent of an eligible special needs student may choose to transfer the student to another public school.
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) for Children Struggling in School:
Parent Involvement & Volunteering: http://www.polk-fl.net/parents/involvement/default.htm
Parent Portal to access your student’s information: http://polk-fl.net/parents/parentportal.htm
Saving for College (Florida Prepaid):
Student Progression: http://www.polk-fl.net/parents/testing/studentprogression.htm
Therapist Find: https://www.psychologytoday.com/
PCSB Transportation: http://www.polk-fl.net/districtinfo/departments/supportservices/transoperations.htm