School Counseling


    Counseling Department
    Welcome to the CATA Counseling, College, and Career Center
    Mission Statement 
    Our mission is to assist students in the areas of personal, academic, and vocational exploration and growth. We are available to students and their parents by office visit, telephone call, or email. We encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have and we look forward to getting to know students and parents as the school year progresses.
    SPCC Textbook Pick Up Plan - This plan outlines the process for students to drop off spring/summer textbooks and/or pick up fall textbooks. Please email Mrs. Corbett with any further questions.
    CATA Tutoring - 2020-2021 School Year

    This year CATA will be offering tutoring times each day of the week based on subject. Approved CATA students will be providing the tutoring each day. If you need tutoring in any of the below listed subjects, please click the Teams link to join during the assigned times. Tutoring will begin the week of Monday, September 14th. If you have any questions, please reach out to your assigned counselor. 


    Monday - 3:45 to 4:45 for Social Studies, click here to join Social Studies

    Monday - 3:45 to 4:45 for Math 1 & 2, click here to join Math 1 & 2

    Monday - 3:45-4:45 for Math 3, Pre-Calculus, & Math 4, click here to join Math 3, 4, & Pre-Calculus

    Tuesday - 3:45 to 4:45 for Science, click here to join Science

    Wednesday - 3:45 to 4:45 Math 1 & 2, click here to join Math 1 & 2

    Wednesday - 3:45 to 4:45 Math 3, Pre-Calculus, & Math 4, click here to join Math 3, 4, & Pre-Calculus

    Thursday - 3:45 to 4:45 English, click here to join English

    Friday - All 5 subjects will be offered from 1:30 - 3:30 in 2 shifts (1:30 to 2:30, 2:30 to 3:30), click the links above for the subject you need for tutoring 

    Canvas resources - If you're having trouble navigating Canvas, or just want to learn more about it, click the link for a list of resources provided by UCPS. 
    Ms. Ashley Lawson – Medical Sciences Academy, Transportation Systems Academy, and Department Chair 
    Ms. Ashley Cole - Dance Academy, Theatre Academy, Pre-Engineering Academy, and 504 Coordinator  
    Ms. Sarah Goodwin - Information Systems Academy, Music Production and Recording Arts Academy
    Guidance Secretary 
    Career Development Coordinator
    Data Manager
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    Peer Tutor Interest Form - Complete this form if you're interested in being a peer tutor.

    CATA to College

    The guidance department has created informational posters that highlight academic programs at most of the colleges and universities in North Carolina that correspond with the academies at CATA. Each academy has its own poster. There is also a separate poster that highlights the top schools in the country for academy-related programs. These posters can also be found inside the school, right outside of the Online Lab. Click the link above to view the online version of the posters.

    CATA to Career

    Our Career Development Coordinator created the CATA to Career posters, which highlight the various professions that correspond with the academies at CATA. Each academy has its own poster. Each poster lists related jobs and what kind of degree is required for that job. These posters can also be found inside the school, down the left main hallway at the front of the school. Click the link above to view the online version of the posters.
    Academy Pathways
    These documents outline the course sequence for each academy. They may vary by year so please choose your graduation year to ensure you have an accurate sequence.
    Program of Studies 

    2018-2019 Program of Studies (English)

    2018-2019 Program of Studies (Spanish)

    Guidance Library 
    Guidance has a small library of books available for students to view. Some of them are four-year college focused, some are geared for students headed to community college, and some focus on occupations/careers. Please come by during lunch or before/after school to see them. 



  • Confidentiality Statement

    School counselors recognize their primary obligation for confidentiality is to the student but balance that obligation with an understanding of the family or guardians’ legal and inherent rights to be the guiding voice in their children’s lives (ASCA Code of Ethics).
    The role of the school counselor in regards to confidentiality is:

    • To support the students right to privacy and protect confidential information received from students, the family, guardian and staff members
    • To explain the meaning and limits of confidentiality to students in developmentally appropriate terms
    • To provide appropriate disclosure and informed consent regarding the counseling relationship and confidentiality
    • To inform students and the family of the limits to confidentiality when: Student poses a danger to self or others, Court ordered disclosure, Consultation with other professionals in support of the student i.e. colleagues, supervisors, treatment teams, and other support personnel
    • To keep personal notes separate from educational records and not disclose their contents except when privacy exceptions exist
    • To seek guidance from supervisors and appropriate legal advice when their records are subpoenaed
    • To assert their belief that information shared by students is “confidential” and should not be revealed without the student’s consent
    • To adhere to all laws protecting student records, health information, and special services (i.e., HIPAA, FERPA, IDEA)