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School 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 upper 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 our counseling services office. 

October 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Presbyterian College
October 1, 2018 |09:45 AM - 10:05 AM -

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

Florida Polytechnic University
October 2, 2018 |12:50 PM - 01:25 PM -

Upper School students are invited to spend a few minutes learning more about Florida Polytechnic University during lunch in the cafeteria.

Young Harris College
October 4, 2018 |09:25 AM - 10:00 AM -

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

University of Alabama, Birmingham
October 4, 2018 |09:25 AM - 10:00 AM -

Upper School students are invited to spend a few minutes learning more about University of Alabama, Birmingham during break in the Upper School Media Center.

University of Alabama, Huntsville
October 4, 2018 |09:45 AM - 10:05 AM -

Upper School students are invited to spend a few minutes learning more about University of Alabama, Huntsville during break in the Upper School Media Center.

Furman University
October 12, 2018 |09:45 AM - 10:05 AM -

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

Mary Baldwin University-cancelled
October 12, 2018 |09:45 AM - 10:05 AM -

Upper School students are invited to spend a few minutes learning more about Mary Baldwin University during break in the Upper School Media Center.

Auburn University
October 16, 2018 |09:45 AM - 10:05 AM -

Upper School students are invited to spend a few minutes learning more about Auburn University during break in the cafeteria.

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
October 16, 2018 |09:45 AM - 10:05 AM -

Upper School students are invited to spend a few minutes learning more about University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa during break in the cafeteria.

Counselor Chats
October 18, 2018 |08:15 AM - 09:15 AM -
Samford University
October 23, 2018 |12:50 PM - 01:25 PM -

Upper School students are invited to spend a few minutes learning more about Samford University during lunch in the cafeteria.

Monmouth College
October 24, 2018 |09:45 AM - 10:05 AM -

Upper School students are invited to spend a few minutes learning more about Monmouth College (IL) during break in the cafeteria.

Berry College
October 24, 2018 |09:45 AM - 10:05 AM -

Upper School students are invited to spend a few minutes learning more about Berry College during break in the cafeteria.

University of Kentucky
October 24, 2018 |09:45 AM - 10:05 AM -

Upper School students are invited to spend a few minutes learning more about University of Kentucky during break in the cafeteria.

Augusta State University-CANCELLED
October 25, 2018 |09:45 AM - 10:05 AM -

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

Wesleyan College
October 25, 2018 |12:55 PM - 01:45 PM -

Upper School students are invited to spend a few minutes learning more about Wesleyan College during lunch in the cafeteria.

Columbus State University
October 30, 2018 |09:45 AM - 10:05 AM -

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

 

Lindsey Bailey

Lower School Counselor
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