The High Point Academy School Counseling Department will work with all students, school staff, families, and community members as an integral part of the education program. These services should be under the professional direction and coordination of qualified school counselors and the school’s principal's administrative leadership. The school counselor's role is to promote school success by focusing on academic achievement, prevention and intervention activities, advocacy, and social/emotional and career development.
Students at each level (elementary, middle, high) have an assigned School Counselor. You can click below to contact them.
Functions of the Guidance Program:
- Academic Counseling & Planning: includes the selection of a plan of study, placement into appropriate courses and programs, career development as well as participation in the CSE process as appropriate.
- Post-secondary planning: facilitating the preparation and processing of college, scholarship, and employment or military service opportunities.
- Crisis Intervention Services: includes counseling students in crisis (i.e., suicide prevention, child abuse, pregnancy, substance abuse) and providing assessment and referral to related support services as appropriate.
- Student records: preparation of academic schedules and orientation of students to school procedures and learning opportunities. Maintenance of student academic records.
LIFE Scholarship (Scholarship can be used at four-year public & private schools in SC) HOPE Scholarship (Scholarship can be used at four-year public & private schools in SC) Palmetto Fellows (Scholarship can be used at four-year public & private schools in SC)
Mental Health: “988” is the three-digit, nationwide phone number to connect directly to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.