Counseling Department

The Mauldin High School Counseling Department is available to assist students and parents with various concerns. If you need to contact the Counseling Department, you may do so by using the appropriate e-mail address provided below or contacting guidance by phone at 864-355-6655 or by fax at 864-355-6645. Before calling, please use the tabs above to search for desired information.

Counseling Department Staff
Connie Allred
Connie Allred
Cecilia Brown
Cecilia Brown
Mandy Dewitt-Chandley
Mandy Dewitt-Chandley
Barbara Hendricks
Barbara Hendricks
Tamaran Hightower
Tamaran Hightower
Counselor, 9-12 Ce - Fi
Gwen Hyer
Gwen Hyer
Counselor, 9-12 Fl - H
Marina Lewis,
Marina Lewis, LMSW
School Social Worker
Reggie Patterson
Reggie Patterson
Counselor, 9-12 Su - Z
Jill Purcell
Jill Purcell
Counselor, 9-12 A - Ca
Cheryl Scott
Cheryl Scott
Counselor, 9-12 McD - P
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Jessica Tomlin
Elaine Wofford
Elaine Wofford
Counselor, 9-12 I - McC

Components of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program

The Mauldin High School Counseling Department provides a comprehensive school counseling program that consists of the following components:

1. Guidance Curriculum – Structured developmental experiences presented systematically through classroom and small group activities.
a. Purpose – student awareness, skill development, and skill application
b. Areas Addressed – personal/social development, academic development, and career development.

2. Individual Planning – Activities that help all students plan, monitor, and manage their own learning as well as their personal and career development.
a. Purpose – student planning and goal setting
b. Areas Addressed

i. Personal and Social Planning: healthy self concepts, short and long term goals
ii. Academic Planning: study skills, academic requirements and opportunities, test requirements and use of test scores, appropriate course selection, lifelong learning
iii. Career Planning: labor market information, preparation requirements and opportunities, job options

3. Responsive Services – Activities that meet the immediate needs and concerns of students
a. Purpose – prevention and intervention
b. Areas Addressed

i. Academic Concerns – study skills
ii. School-related Concerns – tardiness, absences, misconduct, dropouts
iii. Personal Concerns – social and family relationships, grief/loss/death, substance abuse, stress

4. System Support – Management activities that establish, maintain, and enhance the total program.
a. Purpose – program delivery and support
b. Areas Addressed

i. Guidance Program Development
ii. Parent Education
iii. Teacher and Administrator Consultation
iv. Staff development for educators
v. School improvement planning
vi. Counselor’s professional development
vii. Research and publishing
viii. Community outreach
ix. Public relations

Senior Information
Popular Guidance Links
Remind 101 Instructions
Guidance Presentations & Newsletters
Report Card Schedule
QuarterProgress Reports Report Cards
1st Quarter9/17/2018 10/30/2018
2nd Quarter 11/27/2018 1/23/2019
3rd Quarter 2/13/2019 4/02/2019
4th Quarter 4/30/2019 6/07/2019

Guidance News
Revised Summer Schedule for Counseling Office

Open (available via walk-in or phone from 9:00am-3:00pm)
Monday, July 15th - Thursday, July 18th
Monday, July 22nd - Wednesday, July 24th
Monday, July 29th - Wednesday, July 31st

Open (available via walk-in or phone from 8:00am-3:00pm)
*Monday, August 5th - Thursday, August 8th
*Monday, August 12th - Friday, August 16th

Friday, July 19th
Thursday and Friday, July 25th-26th
Thursday and Friday, August 1st-2nd
Friday, August 9th

*Please note that during the week of August 5th, while the Counseling Office Staff will be available to assist with enrollments and withdraws, Counselor availability is limited on Tuesday and Wednesday as we prepare for, and assist with, grades 10-12 schedule pick-up.

*Please note that during the week of August 12th, all District faculty and staff return to school. While the Counseling Staff will be available to assist with enrollments and withdraws, Counselor availability is limited throughout the week as we attend School and District meetings and trainings, as well as assist with freshmen orientation.

Senior Scholarship Opportunity

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Mr. Peake's Welcome Back Letter

Mr. Peake's Welcome Back letter is now available for the 2019-2020 school year. Students and parents are asked to review this letter carefully as it contains important information and dates for the upcoming school year.

Fee Payments Through MySchoolBucks

Parents and students can now pay class dues, class fees, club dues and athletic insurance online at My School Bucks. Seniors can pay for parking starting July 15 and Juniors starting July 22.

Mid-term Exams & Important Reminders

In preparation for the 2019-20 academic year, we want to remind students and parents that mid-term exams will be given the week of December 16 - 20.

All students are expected to attend their scheduled exam time. Make up exams are only allowed with either prior approval from Mr. Peake or a doctor's note. Please do not schedule any vacations or medical appointments during this time.

Virtual School Reminders

Any Mauldin High student taking a VirtualSC initial credit class (only) please sign up for Remind @26742g for exam reminders and any updates.

Important Dates for 2019-2020 School Year

Congratulations on the completion of the 2018-2019 school year at Mauldin High School. We hope all of our students and parents will set aside time this summer to reflect on the successes and challenges faced this academic year. Our faculty and staff will do the same, so we all can begin the 2019-2020 school year refreshed and prepared to make it our best year yet.

Please refer to the linked document for upcoming dates for the 2019-2020 school year!

Construction Notice for Visitors

MHS will operate under our summer schedule, Monday-Thursday from 7:30-5:00. All offices are closed on Friday.

Visitors should note that the Main Office area will be undergoing renovations. All visitors should enter the school through the student entrance near the auditorium via the student parking lot. Once in the building please pay attention to the signage directing you where to go.

Click here for a map of where to park and enter.

Note that MHS and all district offices will be closed July 4. The MHS Counseling Department will be closed the week of July 4.