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Walton High School Counseling Department

1590 Bill Murdock Road • Marietta, GA 30062 
Tel: 770.578.3225 • Fax: 770-578-3227

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About Us

The Counseling Department at Walton High School is dedicated to helping our students reach their goals. Through personal support, school wide programs, and assistance, the Counseling Department is committed daily to the young people of our community.

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Meet The School Counseling Staff

School counselors are assigned by last names. Counselors encourage students to come in during their lunch period or email their counselors to make an appointment from 8:00 am - 3:45 pm. Parents should email their child's school counselor for an appointment.


Laura Clary
Last names A - Ch

770.578.3225 ext 098

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Betsy Alpert

Last names Ci - G

770.578.3225 ext 041

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Donna Dunham
Last names H - K
770.578.3225 ext 032

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Erica Watford

Last names L - N

770.578.3225 ext 035


Tina Harwood

Last names O - Si

770.578.3225 ext 026

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Lisa Fay

Last names Sm - Z
770.578.3225 ext 045

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Madison Norrington

Special Projects

770.578.3225 ext 072


Dr. Rebecca England

College Advisor

770.578.3225 ext 037

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Karen Schwartz

Social Worker

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Melissa Schrenk


770.578.3225 ext 036


Anilda Cook

Scheduling Clerk

770.578.3225 ext 029



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Upcoming Events

Click here for a detailed description of the Counseling Department's Spring 2023 Upcoming Events

Screenagers Next Chapter

Monday, January 30
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Walton Theater

Millions of young people experience high stress, anxiety, and depression. We follow physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston, as she discovers solutions for improved adolescent well-being in the digital age. A panel discussion will follow after the screening. Register at

East Cobb College Fair

Wednesday, February 1
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Walton High School

ScholarTrek is sponsoring the East Cobb College Fair at Walton. Register at

Sophomore Parent Night

Monday, February 6
6:30 pm
Walton Theater

During this presentation, school counselors will review graduation/promotion requirements, HOPE scholarship information, and course registration procedures. 

Then our guest speaker, who is an expert in the field of admissions testing, will discuss the PSAT Score Report and what it means for your student. PSAT score reports were made available on the CollegeBoard website in early December.* To get the most out of the evening, please print your student's score report and have it available during the presentation. *Walton does not have access to the student’s individual score report. Students must log into their CollegeBoard account using the log-in credentials created when they took the PSAT. If your student does not remember this information, you must contact CollegeBoard. 

Signs of Suicide

Thursday, February 9
Friday, February 10

The counseling department will present the national curriculum of Signs of Suicide through the Health classes to teach students to ACT.

Dual Enrollment Information Session (Virtual)

Monday, February 13
6:00 pm

Any families interested in having their student participate in dual enrollment in the future must attend one of our Dual Enrollment Information Sessions (student and parent/guardian must attend). Click here to register.

The Changing Landscape of College Admissions

Thursday, March 2
6:30 pm

Laurel Gross from ScholarTrek will present information regarding to how the college admission process has changed in the last few years.

Rising Freshman Parent Night

Tuesday, March 7
Walton High School Theater

A general overview of Walton's academic program will be presented to rising 9th grade parents/guardians. Administrators will also preview Walton’s many academic and extra-curricular opportunities. Department heads will be available to answer questions after the presentations.

For those unable to attend, the meeting will be posted on the Walton School Counseling website under Presentations.  

Freshman Advisement

Tuesday, March 7 - Friday, March 31
Walton High School

Freshman Advisement is a Cobb County program that helps parents and students in planning a program of study for the remaining three years of high school. Parents and students will have an opportunity to hear a presentation on graduation requirements, HOPE scholarship criteria, and the best academic pathway to meet students' post-secondary goals. Elective registration for Fall 2023 will also be conducted during Freshman Advisement. Registration TBA.

Dual Enrollment Information Session (In-Person During WEB)

Wednesday, March 15
3:00 pm

Any families interested in having their student participate in dual enrollment in the future must attend one of our Dual Enrollment Information Sessions (student and parent/guardian must attend). Click here to register.


Wednesday, March 29
1:00 pm (WEB)

Walton High School will offer an administration of the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) to juniors and seniors. Military personnel will offer a score interpretation session approximately three weeks after the administration.
Click here for more information about the ASVAB. 

Click here to register for the ASVAB (deadline is Monday, March 27).

Dual Enrollment Information Session

Monday, April 10
6:00 pm

Any families interested in having their student participate in dual enrollment in the future must attend one of our Dual Enrollment Information Sessions (student and parent/guardian must attend). Click here to register.

Junior Classroom Presentation

Thursday, April 13
Friday, April 14

The counseling department will present the next steps for rising seniors on planning for their future. Options include job training and apprenticeships, the military, technical colleges, 2-year and 4-year colleges. Students will be given their summer assignment of completing their Post-Secondary Options Packet along with their English summer reading which will be due the first day of school.

Senior Final Exams

Monday, May 15
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

5th, 6th & 7th period exams

Senior Final Exams

Tuesday, May 16
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

3rd & 4th period exams

Senior Final Exams

Wednesday, May 17
8:20 am - 10:25 am

1st & 2nd period exams

Final Exams
9th - 11th Grade

Friday, May 19
Time TBD

1st & 2nd period exams

Final Exams
9th - 11th Grade

Monday, May 22
Time TBD

3rd & 4th period exams

Final Exams
9th - 11th Grade

Tuesday, May 23
Time TBD

5th & 6th period exams

Final Exams
9th - 11th Grade

Wednesday, May 24
Time TBD

7th period exam

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The Walton High School Counseling social media accounts are produced and maintained by the Walton High School Counseling Department. The sole purpose is to provide information to the Walton community about upcoming events. Comments have been disabled/hidden on all social media sites. Contact your school counselor if you have any questions about information made in a social media post.

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