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South Atlanta High School

Creating a Caring Culture Through Relationships

  • Why High School Counselors? 

    High school years are full of growth, promise, excitement, frustration, disappointment and hope. It is the time when students begin to discover what the future holds for them. Secondary school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic achievement. School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community.

    Need an Appointment?

    Students who want to meet with their counselor should schedule an appointment in the School Counseling Office. Students are required to have a pass from their teacher to meet with their counselor during class time.Parents who would like to schedule an appointment with the counselors should call or e-mail the counseling counselor assigned to serve their child.

     

    Secondary School Counselors Collaborate with: 

    Parents 
    Academic planning/support 
    Post-secondary planning 
    Scholarship/financial search process 
    School-to-parent communications 
    School-to-work transition programs 
    One-on-one parent conferencing 
    Referral process 

    Students
    Academic support services 
    Program planning 
    Peer education program 
    Peer mediation program 
    Crisis management 
    Transition programs 

    Teachers
    Providing recommendations and assisting students with the post-secondary application process 
    Classroom guidance lessons on post-secondary planning, study skills, career development, etc. 
    School-to-work transition programs 
    Academic support, learning style assessment and education to help students succeed academically 
    Classroom speakers 

    Administrators
    Academic support interventions 
    Behavioral management plans 
    School-wide needs assessments 
    Data sharing 
    Student assistance team development 

    Community
    Job shadowing, worked-based learning, part-time jobs, etc. 
    Crisis interventions 
    Referrals 
    Career education

     

    Our Counselors

     

    Carla Aldridge holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Master's Degree in Counseling and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership. She began her career as a Therapeutic Clinician at Charter Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. After years working as a Therapist, she shifted her interest to the educational school setting. She has served as a K-12 Instructional Counselor as well as Gifted Coordinator. Her philosophy in counseling includes a team approach in exploring the student's personal/social and academic needs to promte success. She is the proud parent of a nineteen year old son. 

    caldridge@atlanta.k12.ga.us

     

     

     

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