Welcome to the CCHS School Counseling Department!
The School Counseling office can be contacted by dialing (804) 829- 9249, Monday- Friday 7 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Ms. Miranda Roberts
College and Career Adviser
Hi, my name is Ms. Tenisha Alston, and I am the new College & Career Adviser at CCHS!
If you have questions about college, careers, or life after high school, you can sign up for an appointment to meet with me in the CCHS Guidance Office. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and my phone number is 804-829-9249 ext. 1135.
Sign up for the College & Career Advising Remind group: Text @cchscca to 81010 OR go to https://www.remind.com/join/cchscca.
School counselors focus their efforts on designing and implementing comprehensive programs that promote academic, career and social/emotional success for all students. School counselors acknowledge they may be the only counseling professional available to students and their families. While implementing a comprehensive program school counselors seek to:
Adhere to appropriate guidelines regarding confidentiality, the distinction between public and private information and consultation
Direct students and parents to school and/or community resources for additional assistance through referrals that treat mental health issues (suicidal ideation, violence, abuse and depression)
Deliver the school counseling core curriculum that proactively enhances awareness of mental health; promotes positive, healthy behaviors; and seeks to remove the stigma associated with mental health issues
Recognize warning signs: changes in school performance (changes in grades, attendance), mood changes, complaining of illness before school, increased disciplinary problems at school, experiencing problems at home or family situation (stress, trauma, divorce, substance abuse, exposure to poverty conditions domestic violence), communication from teachers about problems at school, and dealing with existing mental health concerns