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    Counseling 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)

    E-mail: dhale@staunton.k12.va.us 

      Ms. Morgan Clark, Counselor, Students F-M (Dewayne Moore)

      E-mail:  mclark@staunton.k12.va.us 

      Ms. Megan Paradise, Counselor, Students N-Z (John Taylor)

      E-mail:  mparadis@staunton.k12.va.us

      Mr. Brett Peters, Career Coach

      E-mail:  bpeters@staunton.k12.va.us 

     Ms. Melissa VanFossen, Registrar/Counseling Secretary 

     E-mail: mvanfoss@staunton.k12.va.us

     GRASP Coordinator: 

    E-mail: staunton@grasp4va.org   

    Counseling Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00 pm

     Phone: 540-332-3926

    Fax: 540-332-3994

    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 appointment 


     2020 Academic Awards 
     To view the list of  SHS 2020 Academic Awards recipients Click Here
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  • Staunton High School will be offering the Virginia DMV Permit Test here at SHS on multiple days this semester.  To sign up to take the test at SHS, students must complete the 2020-2021 Virginia DMV Permit Test Sign Up form.  Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from SHS.  If you have any questions or experience issues with registration, please email George Laase at glaase@staunton.k12.va.us  

    Upon entering SHS, students will need to have a temperature check and must wear a mask at all times.  

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Last Modified on July 21, 2021