The Walton High School Counseling Department follows the three domains of school counseling: academic, college & career, and interpersonal. These domains promote mindsets and behaviors that enhance learning and create a college and career readiness culture for all students.
Counselors meet with students individually to assist with educational, post-secondary, and social-emotional needs. They also provide short-term counseling and can facilitate referrals to outside clinicians for long-term therapy upon request. Each counselor's caseload typically includes around 450 students. We make every effort to ensure that students are seen in a suitable and timely manner, considering the counselor's caseload and existing commitments.
Counselors deliver classroom instruction lessons throughout the school year, aligning the lessons with the standards and competencies established by the Cobb County School District. Topics include post-secondary planning, tips for succeeding in high school, career exploration, and lessons to fulfill the Georgia Department of Education's BRIDGE Bill requirements.
Academic advisement plans are crafted by the competencies outlined by the Cobb County School District. These plans are disseminated to students by grade level through various means, including classroom instruction, small group sessions, and individual meetings throughout the school year. Should students have particular inquiries or concerns about their academic plans, we encourage them to arrange an appointment with their counselor for personalized guidance.
The College Corner is a valuable resource hub for information related to post-secondary opportunities. Our college adviser, Dr. England, supports students and parents in their quest for details about colleges, technical schools, scholarships, and other post-secondary options. Click here to schedule an appointment with Dr. England.
Students have the right to confidentiality. A counseling relationship requires trust and confidence between students and counselors. Confidentiality ensures that disclosures will not be divulged to others except when authorized by students or when there is a clear and present danger to students and/or to other persons.
School counselors are designated based on students' last names. We encourage students to visit the counseling office during their lunch period or to reach out via email to schedule an appointment. Parents are advised to email their child's school counselor to schedule appointments. Appointments can be made between 8:00 am - 3:45 pm. Any emergencies outside of office hours should be reported to the appropriate authorities.