School Counseling

  • General Information
     Hours: 7:30 am until 3:30 pm
     ACT/CB/SAT: 342533


    School Counselors and Responsbilities: 

    Ms. Rebecca Wiles - 9th and 10th grade counselor - students A-L  
           * 504 coordinator for 9th and 10th graders
           * Email: rebecca.wiles@ucps.k12.nc.us        

    Mr. Quincy Smith – 9th and10th grade counselor - students M-Z  
           * 504 coordinator for 9th and10th graders       
           * LEP contact
           * Email: quincy.smith@ucps.k12.nc.us

    Ms. Mallika Rajan - 11th & 12th grade counselor - students A-G   
           * 504 coordinator for 11th & 12th graders A-Q 
           * Career and College Promise Lead 
           * South Piedmont Community College Lead
           * Email: mallika.rajan@ucps.k12.nc.us

    Mrs. Jackie Washington - 11th & 12th grade counselor - students H-Q
           * Testing Coordinator
           * Scholarhsip Coordinator
           * Email: jackie.washington@ucps.k12.nc.us

    Dr. Mary Jordan - 11th & 12th grade counselor - students R-Z
           * Department Chair
           * 504 coordinator for 11th & 12th graders R-Z 
           * Social/Emotional Coordinator   
           * Email: mary.jordan@ucps.k12.nc.us                                


    WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

    Click on this link https://forms.gle/dZbDXPs9KHC52ZSp8 to register for any/all of the virtual events listed below.  

    • July 23, 2020
      • 11am-12pm - College Essay Writing Lab - Senior Summer Workshop 
      • 12pm-1pm - SCOIR - SENIOR Summer Workshop - Sign up for one or all! Designed for SENIORS to learn the new college application platform. 
      • 1pm-1:30pm - CANVAS - 9th - 12th Summer Workshop - Designed for grades 9th - 12th to learn the School Counseling Canvas platform. 
    • July 30, 2020
      • 8:30am-3pm - International Colleges Virtual College Fair - Open to SENIOR, JUNIOR, and SOPHOMORE Students - drop-in/stay all day...whatever your schedule allows! 
    • July 31, 2020
      • 8am-6pm - Virtual College Fair - SENIORS ONLY - drop-in/stay all day...whatever your schedule allows!
    • August 3, 2020
      • 1pm-2pm - Charting Your Path - Sophomore Summer Seminar 
    • August 4, 2020
      • 1pm-2pm - Freshman Focus - Freshman Summer Seminar
    • September 1, 2020 
      • 6:30pm-8:30pm - Parent University -  Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College

     

    School Counseling Canvas Page

    Students...Answers to many questions and so much more can be found on the School Counseling Canvas page. Check it out today!  

    Canvas Observer Information 

    The School Counseling Department is thrilled to introduce the School Counseling Canvas page. This resource was created with the student in mind and is a collection of text, videos, PPT's, handouts... specific to topics outside of daily academic work. As students work through the page, please think about topics that might be missing as well as topics where students might need a bit more support in understanding and reach out to Dr. Jordan, mary.jordan@ucps.k12.nc.us. The School Counseling Canvas page is a work in progress as the landscape of education changes by the day. 
     
    An email was sent to all students on March 30th with a link to join the page. Please take a moment to accept the invitation. Additionally, students can self-enroll in the course URL: https://ucps.instructure.com/enroll/GAHE49. Alternatively, they can sign up at https://ucps.instructure.com/register and use the following join code: GAHE49
     

    Scholarships

    New Student Information

     
    Course Registration Information

     

    External Resources


  • 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)