The Marietta Sixth Grade Academy's Guidance Program offers a variety of school and community services to adolescents and their families. These services are offered to individual students, parents, and/or community personnel through scheduled appointments, small group counseling, teacher and/or parent meetings, telephone consultation, parenting seminars/courses, classroom activities, and crisis intervention.

We staff a full-time, Nationally Certified School Counselor at the Marietta Sixth Grade Academy. Our School Counselor supports the social, academic, and emotional development of students and aids their parents and teachers in facilitating their successful development. Services available are individual student counseling for academic and personal assistance, small group counseling (on topics such as conflict resolution, new student orientation, and developing interpersonal skills), assistance for students and families experiencing transitions and adjustment issues, classroom guidance lessons (focusing on communication skills, problem solving, and career awareness), coordination of testing and test interpretation, and liaison between families and community resources.

Becky Riggio
MSGA Counselor

Dear Middle School Students, Parents, & Guardians,

Welcome to Marietta Sixth Grade Academy. I am the guidance counselor and I look forward to another wonderful year at MSGA. This site will provide you with helpful information that will assist you and your child in having a happy, healthy, and successful sixth grade experience. As the school counselor, I will do my best to provide relevant information and helpful resources to assist students with their development in the following areas:
  • Academic
  • Personal
  • Social/ Emotional
  • Career

In order to reach students effectively, the school counseling program is designed to include all of the components listed below:

  • Curriculum - Creating and delivering classroom guidance lesson to all students.
  • Individual Student Planning - Assisting students in their educational, personal, and social growth and providing them wit a smooth transition to MSGA.
  • Responsive Services- Responding to immediate concerns of students including individual counseling, crisis counseling, referrals or consultation with parents and/or school professional, etc.
  • System Support - Providing leadership, consultation, collaboration, program management, and being a student advocate.

Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help your child succeed.


  • Red Ribbon WeekOctober 21st-25th   

    This week wewill be celebrating Red Ribbon Week. Each year, Red Ribbon Week is celebratedacross the United States to bring drug awareness and prevention to the publiceye

    This week’s agenda is:

    Monday- Students will receive theirribbons. The Delta’s will handout ribbons to each student before first period.

    Tuesday- “Turn your back on drugs andbullying”- Students can wear your uniform shirt backwards.

    Wednesday- “Put a Cap on drugs and bullying”-For $1 you can wear a hat to support being drug and bully free. Students willpay $1 and receive a sticker saying “Put a Cap on Drugs.”

    Thursday- “Sock it to drugs”- Students, youcan wear red socks to show you are drug free.

    Friday- “Red-y to live a drug free life”-Students, you can wear a red shirt to show you are drug free. Shirts must bemostly red.

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  • October is National Anti-Bullying month. To recognize Anti-Bullying, MSGA will make weekly announcements to remind students about the importance of being respectful to others.  The anti-bullying theme will be tied in with the National Drug Free, Red Ribbon Week during October 21st – 25th  as well.  One of the components of our school counseling program is to reinforce the expectation of mutual respect, tolerance, and acceptance among classmates and in all social interactions with others.  
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    Have you ever been bullied? If so, you are not alone. Every year, more than 13 million kids are bullied. Now is your chance to stand up against bullying.  On Friday October 11th, let’s join together and others around the county to end bullying by wearing orange.




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