Counseling & Guidance
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San Marcos Academy’s Counseling and Guidance Program provides the staff and resources our students need to promote academic achievement and college readiness as well as to foster healthy social and emotional development. Our staff consists of a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), responsible for mental health issues on campus, and a Guidance Counselor, who manages college issues, standardized testing and routine student adjustment issues.

Ms. Shelley RobertsLPC / Mental Health Counselor

Ms. Shelley Roberts

The Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Ms. Shelley Roberts, is responsible for addressing mental health issues on campus. Her office is on the second floor of the Upper School Academic Building (Cavness-Reed Hall). Students may sign up for appointments by visiting the counselor’s office.
The LPC works with students, parents, and physicians in the areas of mental health and therapy, psychopharmacology, behavioral disorders, and personal problems and provides guidance in arranging for psychological testing. This counselor will provide students with brief solution focused therapy as needed. As the resident mental health professional, the LPC will make referrals and provide names of qualified professionals in the San Marcos area to the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) to coordinate additional mental health services or testing as required.

Mrs. Teri NashGuidance Counselor

Mrs. Teri Nash

The Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Terilyn Nash, works with students and parents regarding college selection and applications, essays, resumes, letters of recommendation and standardized testing. She also assists the Academic Dean with student issues involving course selection, scheduling of classes, graduation requirements and student adjustment issues. Mrs. Nash’s office is in the College Room, located in the Thomas Library.

College Counseling

The College Room at the Academy, located in the Thomas Library, is the hub for college admission and counseling. Guidance Counselor Terilyn Nash is an experienced, certified school guidance counselor who will meet with students regularly throughout the college research and application process. She is also available to meet with parents and answer their questions at any time. The goal of our college counseling program is to assist each student to locate and gain admittance to the college or university that best meets their needs and interests.

San Marcos Academy is a testing site for the SAT, ACT, PSAT, and SSAT tests.
Our CEEB School Code is 446320.

On Campus Test Dates for 2019-2020 include the following:

May 2, 2020 (SAT)

On Campus Test Dates for 2019-2020 include the following:

September 14, 2019 @ 7:45 a.m. (ACT)
February 8, 2020 @ 7:45 a.m. (ACT)

On Campus Test Dates for 2019-2020 include the following:

Feb 26, 2020 (PSAT) All Freshmen (8 a.m. in Shultz Lecture Hall)

SAT

On Campus Test Dates for 2019-2020 include the following:

May 2, 2020 (SAT)

ACT

On Campus Test Dates for 2019-2020 include the following:

September 14, 2019 @ 7:45 a.m. (ACT)
February 8, 2020 @ 7:45 a.m. (ACT)

PSAT

On Campus Test Dates for 2019-2020 include the following:

Feb 26, 2020 (PSAT) All Freshmen (8 a.m. in Shultz Lecture Hall)

Upper School To-Do Lists

Standardized Testing

San Marcos Academy provides our students with the opportunity to take a number of standardized tests necessary for their preparation and acceptance to most colleges and universities. These tests are either administered on campus or at nearby locations. Our college counselor works with students to ensure they have completed all the necessary exams for acceptance to the college or university of their choice.

Resources

Periodically, our SMA counselors will share resources for parents and students on various mental health issues. Check here for links to these resources.

Mental Health Counselor’s Corner

In this blog, our LPC provides resources and info on two mental health topics: 1) substance abuse support and 2) grief/bereavement support.

Talk to your Child About Drugs

This KidsHealth resource provides information on how to talk to children at different ages about drugs. This link also includes other articles of interest about alcohol and smoking.

Age as a Risk Factor for Addiction

This Prevention Source e-Journal article explores how delaying the use of alcohol and other drugs is crucial for the healthy development of young people.

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