School Counselors

The School Counseling Department can provide resources to help students navigate high school and begin their journey to post graduate plans for college, military, or the workforce. School Counselors are available to assist students’ academic, social and emotional, and academic needs. The current contact information for each counselor and their related duties are below. 

VBCPS School Counseling Mission Statement

The mission of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools High/Middle/Elementary School Counseling Program is to partner with parents, community, faculty and staff to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students thus preparing them with the knowledge and skills to be productive members of society.

For an overview of Virginia Beach City Public Schools' School Counseling Services please visit  VBCPS Guidance.

Classroom Guidance Services: 

Academic Planning, Career Awareness, Decision making & Personal/Social Development Skills

Consultation Services:

Parents, Teachers, Administrators, Community Agencies

Coordinating Student Needs:

Registration of New Students, Academic Planning, Student Records, Schedule changes, Special Programs, Referrals to community agencies, Crisis Response, College and Career Information, College application process (SAT/PSAT, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Transcripts), Career/Vocational preparation, Parent & Student Presentations, Military (deployment, support, transitioning), Drop-out Prevention

Dominic Ellis

for all registration and enrollment needs.
 Dominic Ellis
Tonja Hubbard
Data Technician

Student Information System
 Tonja Hubbard
Jennifer Lanz
Department Chair

Virtual Learning Point of Contact
School Planning Council
 Jennifer Lanz
Erica Francis
Students (A -C)

Dual Enrollment Coordinator
College and Career Activities
ISAEP Referrals (GED Program)
 Erica Francis
Jane Sheffield
Students (D - J)

Scholarship Chair
Gifted and AP Programs
 Jane Sheffield
Kaitlyn Spensieri
Students of Special Interest
 Kaitlyn Spensieri
Sharon Brown
Students (K - P)

AVID Counselor
Military Connections and Careers
 Sharon Brown
Dr. Susan Sigler
Students (Q - Z)

Virtual Virginia Registration
NCAA Eligibility
 Susan Sigler
Carol Danner
Graduation Coach
(Monday and Tuesday)
 Carrol Danner
Jessica Pugh
ACCESS College Foundation

FAFSA Applications
SAT and College Application Fee Waivers

Quick Guide to Resources Family and Community Engagement

9/23/2021 ~ FAFSA Financial Aid Night FAFSA Financial Aid Night Recording

Senior Reference Guide FAQ's and links to various resources

Class of 2022 Graduation Readiness Senior Class Visit (9/2021) College Research, AP Exam resources and SAT registration (Underclassmen, sign request form in the school counseling office with Mr. Ellis)
Opportunities Magazine  Admissions tips video

Presentation Link 11/16/2021 College Admissions Panel Webinar
Video Link Post HS Options Presentation, November 2021

Schedule / Class Change Classes can not be added for Credit after 9/30/21
Classes dropped after the first report card will be a withdrawal / penalty E.

Full Day Waiver (Excused Block) Students must be in good standing for graduation and have their own transportation to leave campus.