- Attention CCHS, the Student Counseling Office has created a scholarship tracker that is available to all students and parents. It includes the due date, qualifications, award amount, and links to the applications. Click here to view the document. On the bottom of the screen, you can navigate to different pages to see the scholarships due in order of month. Please contact Ms. Alston (email@example.com) with any questions.
Welcome to Charles City High School Counseling Department
CCHS Counseling Department is open Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The direct line to the Counseling Office is 804-829-9249.
Jamie Porter, School Counselor Director
Tenisha Alston, Academic and Career College Adviser
We hope you are enjoying your summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall!
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Meet Our Counseling Staff
Ms. Jamie Porter
My name is Ms. Jamie Porter and I am currently serving in my sixth year as a School Counselor. I am so excited to be a part of the CCHS Panther family. After completing high school, I decided to continue my studies at Winston Salem State University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Birth-Kindergarten Education with a minor in Administration & Leadership in Early Childhood. After working in the field of education directly after completing my undergraduate studies, I decided to further my education and obtain my Masters of Education in School Counseling from Virginia State University.
I am very passionate about providing students with the tools needed to be successful in their future endeavors. It is always a pleasure working with students and having the opportunity to make a positive difference in their lives. My primary goal is to encourage, support, and foster positive academic, career, social and personal development. The best part of my job is the relationships that I am able to establish with students and being a part of their support system as they navigate high school and grow into self-sufficient young adults.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you and your child this school year.
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.
I look forward to meeting you!
Sign up for the College & Career Advising Remind group: Text @cchscca to 81010 OR go to https://www.remind.com/join/cchscca.
College and Career Information
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