Welcome to the Staunton High SchoolCounseling Center
The mission of our Counseling Program at Staunton High School is to provide all students with the opportunity to acquire the attitude, knowledge, and skills for academic, career, and personal/social development in a safe and supportive environment. The comprehensive school counseling program will educate and empower a collaborative community of learners to achieve academic success and become life-long learners prepared to meet the challenges in our ever-changing, global community.
Our website provides information to Staunton High School students and families on a wide variety of topics. By using the links to the left, you can find detailed information to a broad array of topics. Thank you for taking advantage of this resource.
Staunton High School Counseling Staff
Ms. Amanda Francis, Director of Counseling (Nate Collins)
Mr. Dave Hale, Counselor, Students A-E (Lisa Warren)
Ms. Morgan Clark, Counselor, Students F-M (Dewayne Moore)
Ms. Allison Hahn, Counselor, Students N-Z (John Taylor)
Mr. Brett Peters, Career Coach
Ms. Melissa VanFossen, Registrar/Counseling Secretary
GRASP Coordinator: Rebekah Cempe
Counseling Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00 pm
At times our office can be extremely busy. In order to ensure that we are able to provide you with the best possible assistance, please email Ms. VanFossen to schedule an appointment2020 Academic AwardsTo view the list of SHS 2020 Academic Awards recipients Click Here
Virginia Tech is hosting its 5th annual Black College Institute! We invite high-achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors to apply to participate in a virtual academic leadership program.
Black College Institute (for rising seniors) will offer three-day sessions twice during the summer of 2021: June 13 -June 16 and June 20- June 23.
Black College Institute (for rising juniors) will offer a three-day session for the summer of 2021: June 27 - June 30.
All programs are FREE of cost to students!
Application closes: April 1, 2021
Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2021
Confirm attendance: May 10, 2021
Unofficial Transcripts due: May 20, 2021
Benefits of attending BCI*:
- Virginia Tech application fee waiver
- BCI T-shirt mailed to your home
- Peer mentorship, networking and friendships
- College admissions advising
- Overview of financing college attendance/higher education
- Exposure to the African American student experience at Virginia Tech
- Live Q & A with the seven Virginia Tech Colleges
- Completion of an interactive and education group project focused on the African-American experience.
*All benefits will be extended to those who successfully complete the program.
Virginia Tech Partners Participating:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Pamplin College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, College of Natural Resources and Environment, College of Science, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and other campus departments and local organizations.
For more information about the Black College Institute, visit vt.edu/admissions/black-college-institute or email email@example.com.
Click here to download a flyer for the experience.