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Our highly experienced and qualified school counselors provide academic and personal guidance for all Birmingham students. Counselors are housed within each Small Learning Community and provide individualized attention to each student.  The counselors help students choose classes to meet their individual needs and discuss student’s progress towards meeting both graduation and post-secondary goals. 

The mission of the Birmingham Community Charter High School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive program that maximizes student potential.  The goal of the BCCHS counselors is to address academic, personal/social, and career development of all BCCHS students. The counselors provide a safe and supportive environment for students while encouraging students to become: critical thinkers, effective problem solvers, responsible decision makers, lifelong learners, and productive members of society. 

Parents and guardians are encouraged to stay in close communication with the counselors to ensure that their child is on task to graduate in a timely manner. Please see the contact information for your students Small Learning Community counselor to schedule an on-campus appointment.

BCCHS Counseling Services

The BCCHS Counseling department will achieve its mission by providing the following services:

  •  counseling, consultation and coordination
  • individual and/or group counseling
  • parent meetings
  • crisis intervention
  • academic counseling
  • career exploration counseling
  • college counseling
  • life development/mental health counseling
  • referrals to community agencies
  • dropout prevention/alternative education counseling
  • attendance counseling
  • conflict resolution
  • facilitation of SST’s, 504’s and IEP meetings
  • collaboration with students, parent, teachers, deans, and administrators
  • middle school transitioning
  • middle school, college, and adult education articulation
  • academic interventions (varies by SLC)
  • individualized graduation plan and ongoing check-ups
  • coordinate schoolwide events related to social-emotional well being of all students

 

BCCHS Counseling Staff

Sami Brown                             Freshman Academy Counselor (A-L)/ Department Chair

Lisa Gazarian                          Digital Media Academy Counselor

Sandra Harwin                         Sophomore Academy Counselor (A-L)

Christopher Savage                 Sophomore Academy Counselor (M-Z)

Rochelle Kronstadt                  College Counselor

Amy Mowry                              Medical Athletics Science Health Academy Counselor

Ana Palacios                            Freshman Academy Counselor (M-Z)/ SAS Advisor

Stephanie Scherrer                  Creative & Liberal Studies Academy Counselor

Anne Stutzman                         Performing & Visual Arts Academy Counselor

Angela Zook                             Career Counselor