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School Counseling

Welcome to the GSMST Counseling Department! 

Amy Burke

(9th - 12th grade, last names A-K)

Meg Scheid

(9th - 12th grade, last names L-Z)

Also in our office: Chris Czarick, Counseling Clerk

We are so fortunate to work with GSMST students!

Mrs. Burke and Mrs. Scheid are responsible for guidance and counseling for issues ranging from academic concerns to personal/social concerns.  We are here to help each student become successful in their high school career.  Mrs. Burke works with all students whose last names begin with A-K.  Mrs. Scheid works with all students whose last names begin with L-Z. Mrs. Czarick is our counseling clerk and is available to help with needs such as: scheduling appointments, transcript requests, work permits, community service logs, SAT/ACT waivers, and Parent Portal information.

 


Procedures for Appointments

We have different procedures for student and parent appointments.

STUDENT APPOINTMENTS

Students are encouraged to use our appointment calendar to make an appointment. It is the students' responsibility to make sure they are not missing anything important in class during their appointment time. They should use the confirmation email as their pass out of class (counselors will NOT call for them).

Mrs. Burke (last names A-K): gsmst.appointy.com

Mrs. Scheid (last names L-Z): lzcounselor.appointy.com

Many questions can be handled via email. Please feel free to email us with questions. 

Please come to the counseling office with any emergencies so that we can help without delay.

PARENT APPOINTMENTS

The Counseling office is available for appointments with parents from 7:30AM - 3:30PM. Please email us or call 678-518-6692 to make an appointment with the appropriate counselor. 

Amy_Burke@gwinnett.k12.ga.us for all students last name A-K

Meg_Scheid@gwinnett.k12.ga.us for all students last name L-Z

 

Counselors are available for:

  • Assistance with career decisions, post-secondary options and the college application process.

  • Meetings with concerned parents. Parents should contact the Counseling Office to request an appointment with the appropriate counselor.

  • Counseling with students about personal concerns and problems, such as personal/family relationships, academic or motivation problems, student-teacher and peer relationships, school adjustment, etc.

  • Crisis Intervention and referrals. Some areas of crisis intervention for which identification of need and referral are appropriate include threatened suicide, pregnancy, abuse, and extreme emotional or behavioral problems. School counselors do not engage in private therapy. Parents may wish to consult their child’s medical doctor and insurance carrier for appropriate procedures if a private therapist is being considered. The responsibility of private therapist and related fees lies with the parent.

 

Outside Counseling Agencies: A list of agencies can be provided as a service. It is the responsibility of the parents or student to pay the fees for these services. GSMST does not endorse any agency or individual. Parents or students should talk with their insurance carriers and medical offices for referrals and benefits.

 

Anonymous Concern Form for Students

You are always free to talk to the counselors if you are concerned about a friend.  However, please feel free to use this form if you are uncomfortable speaking with a counselor. You may drop it off in the box in the reception area of the Counseling Office.

GSMST Anonymous Concern Form

Title IX information

 

News You Can Use!

DISCOUNTED INTERNET SERVICES
 
We know how important it is for students to have internet access when they are away from school. Many students rely on free WiFi from libraries, restaurants, and other public spaces. Low-income families may also qualify for discounted rates on home internet service from AT&T and Comcast. Please visit the following links to learn more and to apply.
 
AT&T Access Program (based on qualification for SNAP benefits): https://www.att.com/shop/internet/access/#/
Comcast Internet Essentials (based on Free/Reduced school lunch benefits): https://internetessentials.com/

 

 
 
For Scholarship Information, please see the College Counseling Home page.

Gwinnett Student Leadership Team (GSLT) Application 2016-17

Applications are now available for students that are interested in joining the Gwinnett Student Leadership Team (GSLT). You must be a current sophomore to apply.

The GSLT is made up of three Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors from each high school in Gwinnett County. The mission of GSLT is to develop student leaders who enhance the function of leadership throughout their local schools by shaping culture and performance. Selected students serve for 2.5 years (10th-12th grade) and must attend monthly meetings at the Chamber of Commerce, as well as a summer retreat. The GSLT at GSMST serve as leaders of the Student Leadership Society, hosting leadership workshops and seminars several times a year, and helping to support the culture of our school through activities such as Freshman Mentoring, Video Game Tournaments and other projects.

The students selected for GSLT possess outstanding leadership, academic, and communication skills. If you are interested in applying to be a part of this important program, please download the application below. Applications must be returned to the Counseling Office by Monday, September 19th. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of faculty and current GSLT members. New members will be selected in November, after a lengthy selection process.

GSLT Application 2016

 


Recommendations

Often, students need recommendations for participation in summer programs, leadership opportunities or community service/volunteer efforts.  Please use the form below if you would like to request a counselor recommendation from Mrs. Burke or Mrs. Scheid.  This will ensure that they have all the necessary information when completing a recommendation.  Many teachers also require that students use this form when requesting a teacher recommendation.

Recommendation request form.pdf

 


Community Service Logs

GSMST students can use the log below to document their community service hours.  GCPS students who perform 200 hours of community service throughout their high school careers are eligible for a Community Service Seal on their diplomas.  Turn completed logs in to the counseling office.

Community Service Log

 

College Credit Now (Dual Enrollment and MOWR) Information

If you missed the College Credit Now information session, please see the power point presentation below.  Contact your counselor for more information on dual enrollment opportunities at GSMST.

College Credit Now Presentation