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Guidance Counseling

Compassion, Encouragement and Personal Connections


In a supportive and nurturing environment, our guidance counselors are available to assist students with any area of student life. From study suggestions and test score interpretations to help with home, school and social concerns, we’re here to meet student needs and answer questions of all types.


Vision


The vision of our guidance and counseling program is to provide comprehensive developmental services and support to help our students achieve their fullest potential academically, socially and emotionally. The GWA counseling program promotes students’ self-worth and empowers them to make positive choices for themselves and their futures.

In partnership with our teachers, administration and parents, our counselors work to ensure that our services fully align with the school’s mission.


Resources


Guidance and counseling services are offered for every student at GWA, K4 through 12th grade. Our school counselors are available to help students with personal, social, academic and career development through the following methods:


Our counselors teach skills in test-taking, stress management, time management, leadership, decision making, coping, communication and positive peer relationships.


We guide students in improving academic skills, setting goals, promoting responsibility, and expanding career awareness and exploration.


We also provide general support to GWA students and families and can provide resources for community agencies.

 

We offer individual and group sessions, and our counselors are also fully equipped to address crisis response situations. At all levels our counselors hold master’s degrees in the mental health field.


Contact


The middle and high school guidance office is located in the main campus building. The lower school guidance office is located in the lower school administration building. Parents are always welcome to request a meeting by contacting our counseling offices.


Counseling Services Calendar


The calendar below displays events, important dates and meetings for both our guidance and counseling services offices. 

November 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sophomores Welcome Too!
November 7, 2017 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Mr. Clancy, Dir. of College Counseling, will speak to Sophomores and their parents about how doing one's college research in sophomore year can lead to less stress, and disappointment, in one's sen...

University of Alabama, Birmingham
November 8, 2017 |12:30 PM - 01:00 PM -

High School students are invited to spend a few minutes learning more about University of Alabama, Birmingham in the cafeteria during lunch.

Presbyterian College
November 9, 2017 |10:15 AM - 10:40 AM -

High School students are invited to spend a few minutes learning more about Presbyterian College in the Upper School Media Center during break.

Valdosta State
November 10, 2017 |10:15 AM - 10:40 AM -

High School students are invited to spend a few minutes learning more about Valdosta State in the Upper School Media Center during break.

Auburn University
November 14, 2017 |10:15 AM - 10:40 AM -

High School students are invited to spend a few minutes learning more about Auburn University in Mrs. Carson's room during break.


 

Linda Smith

Director of Counseling Services & Middle School Administration
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Lindsey Bailey

Lower School Counselor
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