Counseling

Malexi Garcia

Our Counselor

Our counselor is someone who you will want to get to know because he/she can assist you as you progress through elementary school. Make an appointment to see our counselor.

Malexi Garcia is here for you!

Phone: (972) 240-3710 extension 43008

Counselor Mission Statement

Classical Center at Vial will provide a counseling program that meets the academic, social/personal, and career needs of ALL students. The counselor will collaborate with all stakeholders to foster a safe and nurturing environment that supports student in becoming lifelong learners and prepares them to become confident and successful leaders in a diverse global society.

Counselor Vision Statement

Classical Center at Vial Elementary students will be life-ready learners who will be equipped with the skills to reach their full potential and become positive leaders in society.  

What can my counselor do for me?

Counselors will help you by:

  • reviewing your choice of subject during the registration period (February - April)
  • providing study skills and academic information
  • providing career and college information
  • helping in teacher/student relationships
  • helping cope with family issues
  • listening to concerns about friends, etc.
  • giving you information about life and decision-making skills
  • referring you to people or places outside of school for help if necessary
  • being your advocate – counselors are here for you!

Counselors for each campus are certified by the state of Texas in School Counseling, have a Master’s Degree, and previous teaching experience. Each elementary school has a guidance counselor to help ensure that adequate support for helping students to succeed and meet their goals is available.

Visit the district website for more information about the GISD Guidance & Counseling programs.

CyberSafety

Garland ISD values the safety of every student. This cybersafety course will discuss the basics of online safety, digital citizenship, appropriate behavior, and cyberbullying using resources from NetSmartz Workshop and other sources. Look for your child's grade level and enjoy learning about cybersafety!

It's never too early to plan for college

There is a very important federal website, Free Application for Federal Student Aid FASFA that you can visit if your child plans on going to college. You can start planning now by using FASFA to learn about the financial aid process and get an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid.

As we all know, planning ahead and paying for our child’s college is very expensive. If you are not aware of the 529 Plans, then we suggest it might be worth your time to go online and research it. This plan offers help in saving for your child’s college education.

Bullying and cybersafety

No student should be subjected to bullying or harassment that interferes with their ability to learn or their safety.

Visit the district website for more information and resources related to bullying and cybersafety.

Anonymous Alerts®

You can use the Anonymous Alerts® webform or mobile app to quickly, easily and anonymously report bullying, cyberbullying and other sensitive topics to school officials.

Anonymous Alerts® is monitored by GISD Security 24-hours daily and should only be used for serious and urgent matters. In the event of an emergency or life-threatening event, always call 911.

Submit an Anonymous Alert®

Download the app

To place a report from a mobile device, first download the free Anonymous Alerts® app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store. Then open the app and enter activation code garlandisd.