School Counseling

  • The focus of the PWHS Counseling Center is to provide students with support in their with academic, career, and personal/social development. The counselors assist students with scheduling, course selection, career exploration, college and scholarship advising, coping with peer pressure and stress, developing time management skills and more. To make an appointment with your counselor,  stop by the counseling center, email or call 704-296-0154.

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    Counseling Staff 


    Student Support Counselor, CASP Coordinator

    Terri Onley

    Sophomore Counselor, Tobacco Cessation Coordinator 

    Duane Thompson

    Junior Counselor, Section 504 Coordinator, ELL Coordinator

    Amanda Bristow (Sica) Freshman Counselor, Naviance Coordinator, OCS Coordinator
    Chrissy Yates (Rape) Senior Counselor, Department Chair, Testing Coordinator
    Shawn Johnston

     Counseling Center Administrative Assistant 

    Amy David

    School Social Worker

    Katrina Fisher

    School Therapist

    Parkwood High School Basic Information:

    • Block Scheduling
    • 4.0 GPA scale
    • 10 point grading scale
    • We rank student on exact calculations
    • College-going students are on a College Prep track
    • CEEB/Testing Code: 342662



    Parkwood High School and the Parkwood High School Guidance Department do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap. Male and female students may enroll in any course regardless of tradition in the respective area of training or employment.


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  • 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)