"Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work." - William Arthur Ward
Mrs. Jennifer Gardner
Ms. Carrie Sanders
Our goal is to make your journey through the maze of high school as direct and enjoyable as possible. As a counselor, it’s literally our job to be there for you when you have questions or need someone to talk to. Not sure what classes to take? Talk to us. Confused about your grades? Talk to us. Having trouble at home? Talk to us. Whatever your questions may be, we want to be there for you.
What We Do
Preston High School makes school counseling and psychology services available to all students. School counseling services include individual and small group skills training (for issues, such as mild anxiety, depression, problem solving, grief, stress, etc.), crisis intervention, suicide intervention, career guidance, and academic assistance. Psychology services entail primarily assessments to determine placement and eligibility for resource, special education, and other interventions available in the school. The purpose of counseling and psychology services at PHS is to help students improve their emotional, social, behavioral, and intellectual well-being in the school environment. For more intense or pervasive issues consultation with community resources outside the school setting is recommended.
Similar to academic achievement, it is expected that parents/guardians will collaborate with the school counselor in a team approach to assist their students. If the team determines that the student’s issues exceed the severity of issues that can be addressed at school, the school counselor will assist the parents/guardians in locating appropriate community resources. A list of options is available on the Community Resources page (see link below). While counseling and psychology services at PHS are free to students, paying fees for community services are the sole responsibility of the parents/guardians. Interactions between students, parents/guardians, and the school counselor are protected by confidentiality. Personal information revealed during these interactions will not be shared by the school counselor without the parents/guardians’ and student’s permission unless it is pertinent to the student's education or there is a threat to the safety of the student or others.
Parent and Student Resources
Here are a few things to help you get started. Our CEEB code is 130-515, which you will need to
register for entrance exams and some scholarships. For anything else, come by the counseling center or fill out the contact form below.
REGISTRATION HANDBOOK AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS