School Counseling Update
Academic, Career, & Personal/Social Development resources
Ms. Natasha Fields
School Counseling Director
9th -12th Grades
Mr. William Grauer
9th -12th Grades
Mrs. Stephanie Smalls
9th - 12th Grades
Ms. Naquita Page-Dawson
6th (ALL) & 8th A-M
Ms. Rachael Stallsmith
7th Grade (ALL) and 8th N-Z
Mrs. Melissa Leopper
School is about Academic Development. Enrolling in classes that will enhance students' knowledge, as well as prepare them for the world after high school, whether it will be work or more school. Whatever the path, we want to make sure students graduate and have the prerequisites necessary. Test prep resources, organizational tips, time management, college entrance requirements, military entrance exam prep, plus more are what School Counselors share with students and parents. Advising on academic development is a large part of what we do. (IGP annual meetings, classroom presentations, Info nights, etc.)
Great Academic Development work hand and hand with Career Development.
School Counselors along with Career Specialists work to provide students with the tools to make the best informed decisions for their futures. Job Shadowing, Internships, Apprenticeships, Career speakers, summer and part-time employment are all ways to learn about what careers match their interests. Even if they change their minds, we want them to be aware of where to go for resources. (Lunch N Learns, Info Tables, Field trips, etc)
- Events and resources for Career Development available on the SOA website.
SOA School Counseling Department
The mission of Charleston County School of the Arts Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that empowers all students while embracing their individual artistic differences. In partnership with administrators, teachers, parents, and key stakeholders, school counselors provide a continuum of support for academic achievement, career and personal/social development; simultaneously, preparing all students to compete in a global economy and make a positive contribution to our community.