Thank you for visiting the Hendersonville High School Counseling Center!
The school counseling department at Hendersonville High School consists of four licensed professional school counselors, one registrar, and one counseling clerk. Our counseling program is built on the foundation of the American School Counselor Association model. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses the academic, personal/social and career development needs of our students. These services are provided in a variety of delivery methods, including small and large group guidance, individual counseling, and parent workshops. Our counselors provide a variety of services related to student success. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these services. As with other counseling services, all information shared with our counselors remains confidential with the exception of cases that indicate a duty to warn. It is our hope that this provides an environment of safety and trust with our student and the families that we serve.
As a professional school counseling program, we ascribe to the following guidelines endorsed by the American School Counselor Association:
“• Each person has the right to be respected, be treated with dignity and have access to a comprehensive school counseling program that advocates for and affirms all students from diverse populations regardless of ethnic/racial status, age, economic status, special needs, English as a second language or other language group, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, family type, religious/spiritual identity and appearance.
• Each person has the right to receive the information and support needed to move toward self-direction and self-development and affirmation within one’s group identities, with special care being given to students who have historically not received adequate educational services: students of color, low socio-economic students, students with disabilities and students with non-dominant language backgrounds.
• Each person has the right to understand the full magnitude and meaning of his/her educational choices and how those choices will affect future opportunities.
• Each person has the right to privacy and thereby the right to expect the counselor-student relationship to comply with all laws, policies and ethical standards pertaining to confidentiality in the school setting.” (http://www.schoolcounselor.org)