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Guidance Department

Mission Statement

The mission Virgil I. Grissom High School's Guidance Department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program to prepare students for responsible participation as a citizens in a global technological society by providing all students opportunities to achieve their highest academic, social, and creative potential using diverse tools of learning. 

Counselors work in a collaborative partnership with students, educators, parents and the community members to empower students to reach their highest level as a productive member of society.

Referral Process

The Grissom High School Guidance Department maintains an open-door policy to all students seeking assistance. Parents are encouraged to contact their counselor anytime if they are having any concerns about their student.

  • Teacher Referral - If a student wishes to see a counselor, they should obtain a pass from their teacher to come to the Guidance Department. We can also be reached by telephone or email.

  • Parent Involvement- Students whose parents are involved in their school experience tend to be more successful academically. We welcome and encourage your involvement.

Services We Provide

  • School Guidance Curriculum 
    • Group Activities
    • Individual Student Planning
    • Classroom Guidance Activities 
    • Parent Work Shops
  • Topics and Issues
    • Study Skills
    • Peer Relationships
    • Communication Skills
    • Stress Management
    • Self-Concept
    • Positive Personal Choice
    • College Planning
    • 4 Year Plans
    • Career  Awareness and Exploration


Amy Langford , 9th Grade Counselor, extension 2125

Chanda Futey, 10th Grade Counselor, extension 2162

James Vasquez, 11th Grade Counselor,  extension 2121

Taleshay Gray, 12th Grade Counselor,  extension 2235

Sheri Crigger College Counselor, extension 2234

The HCS Counseling Department has provided a variety of helpful quarantine and support resources on the HCS Counseling Department page under Resources for Parents During Quarantine.