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The Counseling Department serves to encourage, support and challenge students as they prepare for college and beyond. We offer a comprehensive four-year counseling program that addresses the academic, career, and personal development of every student.

Counselors are trained to be leaders and collaborators within the school, advocates for the students and proponents of systemic change to increase the academic achievement of students. Advisory is a time for students to meet with their advisor in a single-gendered, multi-grade group to discuss a variety of topics as well as work on college and career planning. Our team of counselors and advisors promote school success through prevention and intervention, advocacy, social/emotional development and career exploration. 

The Counseling Department offers individual student counseling, academic advising, standardized test analysis, crisis counseling and referrals for counseling or academic needs. 

We welcome college admission representatives schedule a virtual college visit through SCOIR.  

For additional information, please visit the external Counseling website. The website contains information for new students, academic help resources, college/career information, volunteer/summer program opportunities, and much more. 


Counseling Department

Shawnté Bacher

Titles: Director of Guidance, School Counselor (students last names M-Z)

Jay Adamson

Titles: Marketing Instructor, Academic Support, Head Coach - Wrestling

Barbara McGirl

Titles: Academic Support, Math Instructor

Jennifer Parris

Titles: College Advisor & AP Coordinator

Martha Wicks

Titles: School Counselor, (students last names A-L)