School Counselor Info


Welcome to the LCCS' Counseling Program

School Counselor: Ms. Shanelle Muse,
                                                                          MA, NCC, LAC, K-5 NJ Educator, K-12 NJ School                     Counselor 
Telephone: 201.332.0900  extension 20 

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Date: 09.01.2016


"Welcome new & RETURNING families to the 2016-2017 school year at learning community charter school! I am returning to our school community, inspired and energized, as your school counselor.  I hope that you and your family had a relaxing summer vacation and are looking forward to the start of the school year as much as i am!

for those of you who i have not yet had the pleasure of formally meeting, my name is Shanelle Muse. While some of you know me as the 5th grade ELA educator and school’s athletic director, my hats have changed a bit for this school year. i am still happy to serve as the LCCS’ athletic director, but even more ecstatic to be your new school counselor!

This is going to be a fun year filled with learning, growing, lots of new adventures and many successes for our students to celebrate. I cannot wait to get started and to get to know you, your family and most importantly your child!


                                                                                                                                                         Shanelle F. Muse

Meet The Counselor Letter
Introduction Letter For LCCS Community


Counseling Program Mission Statement:

The Mission of the school counseling program at Learning Community Charter School is to provide a comprehensive and developmentally-appropriate program by addressing academic, career and personal social-emotional skills necessary to empower all students to reach their complete potential. In preparation for the challenges of the 21st century, the counseling program at Learning Community Charter School will encompass the C.I.R.C.L.E. values to directly address various student needs to include social and personal adjustment, educational and career planning and civic growth and development. Learning Community Charter School will nurture every child's emotional intelligence. 


Come See The Counselor:

Self-Referral        Counselor-Referral       Teacher-Referral         Parent/Guardian Referral

Administrative-Referral           Friend/Peer-Referral 

Permission Slip For Services: Counseling Permission Slip
Intake & Referral FormIntake and Referral Form


Counseling Program Overview:

At Learning Community Charter School, we know it takes a community to raise a child. As the school counselor for over 585 students, I am proud to say that LCCS has an exceptional support team! The educators, administration, parent community and other support personnel will work collaboratively in offering a developing, yet exemplary implementation of our Comprehensive Counseling Program. It is data-driven and grounded by evidence-based practices, while strictly adhering to the National Standards for Counseling Programs, along with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) standards. 

ASCA National Student Standards: asca_national_standards_for_students.pdf
ASCA School Counselor Competencies: SCCompetencies.pdf
ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: MindsetsBehaviors.pdf  


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Programmatic Goals: 

In this counseling program, it is our goal to nurture and meet the needs of our unique and diverse student population at LCCS. While focusing on the areas of academic, personal/social/emotional and career development, we will provide education, prevention and intervention services to address the following needs in a developmentally-appropriate way:

School Safety     Positive School Climate     Guidance Instruction     Social Skills/Values

Student Awareness     Behavioral/Emotional Regulation     Peer-to-Peer Relationships

Academic Achievement     Academic Goal-Setting     Academic Intervention/Acceleration

High School Application Process     College & Career Exploration     Positive Perception of Self/Others

Effective Communication Skills     Executive Functioning Skills     Problem-Solving Skills

Decision-Making Skills     Anger Management     Family Crisis/Change     Substance Abuse Education

Parent Education, Awareness, Consultation, Crisis-Intervention & Referral Services  (& much more)

Counseling Program Brochure Page 1: Program Brochure
Counseling Program Brochure Page 2: Program Brochure