Student Support Services


The Counseling and Student Support Services (CSSS) Department at North High School believes that all students have the right to a safe, supportive school in which we respect student’s values, beliefs and individual backgrounds.  All students have strengths and potential for growth that are maximized through a developmentally-driven, comprehensive counseling program. Please click here to read our vision and mission statements.

Counseling & Student Support Services

Students who are struggling with social-emotional issues, have access to counseling services by counselors, psychologists, social workers, or the student assistance coordinator. Every student at DGN is assigned to an ALPHA TEAM based on their last name. Each ALPHA team includes counselors, a dean, a psychologist or social worker, a student assistance coordinator, and the nurse (see description/services below). These teams meet weekly to identify students who may need additional support, brainstorm interventions, and asses the effectiveness of the interventions. Click here to see ALPHA TEAM assignments and contact information. Our team includes:

Counselors-academic advisement, student advocacy, address social-emotional needs, access to support services

Psychologists-assessment, consultation, counseling; addressing social-emotional needs of students

Social Workers-assessment, consultation, counseling; addressing social-emotional needs of students

Student Assistance Coordinator-coordinate prevention and intervention activities to maintain a healthy student population

Deans-maintain safe schools, monitor school climate, attendance and discipline

Nurse-manage health office; leadership in prevention and intervention efforts for student physical health issues.

Mental Health Resources

Depression Awareness and Suicide Prevention:  

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK
  • CRISIS Text Line: 741741

TIPS for Keeping your Child Safe

Elyssa’s Mission:

Erika’s Lighthouse:

Parent Handbook on Childhood and Teen Depression

Drugs and Teens (Information for Parents):