• Eighth-Grade Counseling Learning Objectives

    Academic Development


    Grade 8

    Improvement of Academic Self-concept leading to Life-long learning

    Consistently apply a system of study skills and test-taking strategies to promote academic success.

    Self-management for Life-long learning

    Consistently apply a self-management system to promote academic success.


    Identify the information and skills necessary to transition to high school.


    Career Development



    Grade 8

    Integration of Self-knowledge into Life and Career Plans

    Develop an educational and career plan based on current interests, strengths, and limitations.

    Respect for All Work

    Identify personal contributions made to school and community.

    Career Decision Making

    Compare personal interests with information about careers and education.

    Education and Career Requirements

    Identify the training and education required for occupations in career paths of interest.

    Personal Skills for Job Success

    Evaluate personal, ethical, and work habit skills as they relate to achieving the student’s educational career plan.

    Job seeking Skills

    Utilize a portfolio of middle school academic work experience.


    Personal and Social Development



    Grade 8


    Identify thoughts and feelings and how they relate to self-concept.

    Balancing Life Roles

    Recognize the different roles and responsibilities people play in the family, school, and community, and how those roles and responsibilities are interrelated.

    Citizenship and contribution within a diverse community

    Recognize personal ways for the individual to contribute as a member of the school community.

    Quality relationships

    Self-assess interpersonal skills that will help maintain quality relationships.

    Respect for self and Others

    Apply strategies that promote acceptance and respect of others within the global community.

    Personal Responsibility in Relationships

    Exhibit an awareness of personal responsibility in conflict situations.

    Safe and Healthy Choices

    Recognize peer influence on risk-taking behaviors and consequences.

    Personal Safety of Self and Others

    Apply strategies related to personal safety issues.

    Coping Skills

    Evaluate coping skills to manage life-changing events.