At CSMS, our goal is to support students and assist every student in overcoming barriers that may hinder learning. A counselor is assigned to each grade. Each entering 6th grade class is assigned to a counselor, and the same counselor will “move up” with them as the students continue through 7th and 8th grade.

Visit the CSMS Counseling Department website to learn more or request a visit with a counselor.

Our school counselors offer:

  • Academic Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Group & Individual Counseling
  • Classroom Guidance Lessons

If you are seeking advice about choice sheets, class selection, or would like to request a schedule change, your counselor can help!

Schedule change requests can be submitted online or via email.  A link to the change form will be be made available once the change window opens.

Credit By Exam (CBE)

A Credit-By-Exam (CBE) program allows you to earn credit or appropriate placement for what you already know.  Students can pick and choose subject matter exams offered by Austin ISD through UT High School.  Languages other than English are an example of CBE exams most popularly taken by middle school students.  Find out more information about CBE using the link below. If you are interested in your child signing up for a CBE, contact your child’s counselor for a registration form.

2018-2019 CBE Deadlines

Spring: Friday, January 4

Summer 1: Tuesday, April 30

Summer 2: Friday, May 17


Contact Information

  • 6th Grade
    Cynthia Diaz  512-841-6713
  • 7th Grade
    Sarah Krier 512-841-6711
  • 8th Grade
    Carmen Castaneda 512-841-6715