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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


James Vasquez,  9th Grade Counselor, extension 2121

Taleshay Gray, 10th Grade Counselor,  extension 2235

Amy Langford , 11th Grade Counselor, extension 2125

Chanda Futey,12th Grade Counselor,  extension 2162


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.