The Student Services Department consists of two School Counselors, our NRCC Career Coach, a Testing Coordinator, and our Guidance Secretary. To become a school counselor, individuals must earn a Master's Degree (6 years of college) in counseling with an endorsement in school counseling by the State of Virginia . While both School Counselors support all students as need, Kirsten Mosby, advises students in all grades with the last names A-K and Megan Lowry, advises students in all grades with the last names L-Z.
In addition to our counselors, we welcome back Mrs. Murden as our Career Coach for the 2018-19 school year! Mrs. Murden works with students in planning out their college and careers. Mrs. Graham is our testing coordinator, organizing and implementing testing such as SOLs, PSATs, and the ASVAB. Mrs. Sapp is the guidance secretary who is the front line coordinator of services, transcripts, scholarships, and registration.
School counselors help students to understand themselves, to make the best of their abilities, to know the educational and career opportunities available to them, and to help them make plans and decisions for their future. Counselors meet with students individually and in small and large groups. Counselors also meet with teachers and parents to discuss achievement or any issue related to the student's school experiences. Floyd counselors provide the leadership for many school-wide programs including: standardized testing program, career guidance, transition, course selection, UpWard Bound and Talent Search, PSATs and SATs, Homeless Liaison, Academic and Career Planning, Student and Staff of the Month, Summer School and more. Parents are encouraged to contact their child's counselor if there are any questions or concerns regarding academic, social, or emotional development.