School Counseling

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    Naviance- A Career and College Readiness Program

    UCPS has partnered with Naviance, a college and career success planning software to provide a variety of tools for student achievement through academic planning.  Personality and career inventory assessments, course planning, college representative visit scheduling, college and scholarship searches and more will all be available as a result of this software. FAQ’s and documents explaining the benefits and registration process are linked below.

    Additionally, we have linked the video created by SVHS students which provides an overview of the benefits and grade-level tasks your student will be undertaking this Spring.  This video was shown to all students prior to the Winter Break: Naviance Video.

    Parent Access: Your student will have access to Naviance directly from their UCPS student start-up menu but parents have to register with an access code to be able to view the available tools within your student’s account. These access codes are ONLY AVAILABLE to parents who have created a PowerSchool parent portal account. Please contact the school at 704-296-3020 and request your Naviance Parent Access Code.  These access codes will also be distributed at grade level parent nights this Spring, beginning with Junior Night on January 16.  To register your account, please see the Parent Access Tutorial below and follow the simple 2-step process.

    If you have not created a Powerschool parent portal, you may do so by contacting your student’s counselor to obtain the necessary log in information. This will allow an access code to be generated for your account.   

    Naviance Parent Brochure- What is Naviance?

    Naviance Family Connection Parent Access Tutorial

    Naviance Parent Quick Guide (Getting Started)

    Before you apply to college, click here for a step by step guide to creating and linking your Common App and Naviance Student Accounts.


    Senior Brag Sheet

    Seniors!  Want to stand out during the college and scholarship search process?  Fill out the Senior Brag Sheet to provide information for your counselor to provide an all-around view of all you have to offer prospective colleges.  Click here to complete.


    The Sun Valley Counseling Center would like to welcome all students to a new school year. Whether you are a returning student or a new arrival, we look forward to serving you. We are here to help you make wise decisions and to remove any obstacles that may hinder your success in school. We would like to see this be your best school year yet!If you need to schedule a conference, please call 704-296-3020. Our office hours are from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.

    School Counselor Assignments 

     Counseling Office Contact Information

    • Counseling Office Number: 704.296.3020
    • Counseling Office Fax Number: 704.296.0792
    • Sun Valley CEEB/Testing Code: 342685
    • SVHS School Profile (2017-18)
  • 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)