GCS students in a crisis of any kind—anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, food insecurity, etc. —are urged to call. GCS Youth Crisis Hotline at 336-332-7295 to speak with a counselor. The hotline is open daily from 7am until midnight.
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How to make an appointment with a counselor:
Students may come by before school, after school, during their lunch
or if an emergency situation will be seen immediately.
If the situation is not an emergency or the counselor is unavailable
students should complete a School Counselor's Request Form.
The school counselor will respond to student as soon as possible.
Parents may call the Counseling Office to request an appointment at 336-454-7405
or email their student's school counselor.
Review of student records: The Counseling Department adheres to all of the regulations
concerning student records as defined by the Family Educational Rights
and Privacy Act of 1974. Parents may review records by appointment.
Dr. Karen Meadows Last Names (A-C)
Suzanne Ladka Last Names (D - H)
Carrington Murray Last Names (I - M)
Dr. Lonnie Smith Last Names (N - S)
Gina Reid Last Names (T - Z)
Susan Dehart: Career Development Coach
Di Hicks: Graduation Coach
Cliff Jackson: School Social Worker
Guidance Counseling Secretary
High school counselors are educators uniquely trained in child and adolescent development, learning strategies, self-management and social skills who understand and promote success for today’s diverse students. They implement a comprehensive school counseling program to support students through this important developmental period. The program provides education, prevention and intervention activities, which are integrated into all aspects of students’ lives. The counseling program teaches knowledge, attitudes and skills students need to acquire in academic, career and social/ emotional development, which serve as the foundation for future success.