21st Century Scholars Information and enrollment This program is available to pay for college tuition in Indiana. Families are eligible based on income, and must enroll in the program by the end of 8th grade (June 30). Parents can enroll directly through the website, but if a paper application is needed, or you have additional questions, please contact the school counselor.
Indiana Career Explorer- All students have access to this resource to use for career exploration. This is a personalized portal based on student interests. All other students can access by creating an account as long as they enter Southwestern Middle School as their organization/school. If you need help setting this up or have questions, please contact school counselor.
Community Partners Program - if interested please contact counselor for referral form
Helping your adolescent this website has many helpful and practical articles dealing with various topics such as anxiety, depression, sleep, social media, etc.
Stress in many cases in unavoidable, but it is important to learn ways to cope with circumstances that we cannot change or control. If you need help thinking of some coping strategies to try, this list of 100 is a way to get started.
Bullying resources are available in the school library. They include both nonfiction resources as well as fictional titles for student.
If you have concerns about the safety of a student, there are many resources that you can access within the community.
Mental Health Crisis Line:
- Call or Text: 765-742-0244
- Toll-free Crisis Line: 877-419-1632
Child Abuse Hotline:
Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Text: NAMI to 741741
The Jason Foundation Provides great resources and training for adults and students about ways to prevent youth suicide. It is important to know that youth suicide in most cases is preventable. By learning signs and ways to intervene, we can all make a difference!
For immediate access to a variety of resources 24/7 Families can dial 2-1-1. This includes access to resources such as shelter, food, counseling, support groups, domestic violence help, addiction treatment, etc.