Henry W. Grady High School Professional Counseling Team
Counselor Student Ratio: 1: 400 (Approx.)
Lamar Young: Business and Entrepreneurship SLC
Shaketha Blankenship: Communications and Journalism SLC
Sheila Smith Oliver: Law and Leadership SLC
Cassandra Bolding: Biomedical Sciences and Engineering SLC
Counseling at Grady
The main aspects of our school counseling program include: individual student planning/counseling, group counseling, classroom guidance, parent consultations and teacher consultations. We will be visiting all classrooms this year to conduct classroom guidance on a variety of topics from stress management to graduation requirements.
Parents, please encourage your student to see us about individual and group counseling opportunities. Also, please feel free to contact us with any questions and/or concerns regarding your student's success at Grady High School.
Community Service for all seniors is due November 16, 2012
Grading System: students will receive both numerical and letter grades on the report transcripts. The APS grading system is as follows:
Guidance and counseling are vital and integral components of the educational program of Henry W. Grady High School that support the personal, social, and educational career development of all students. The guidance and counseling department believes that it is the function of our school to provide our students with opportunities and challenges that allow them to function effectively in a changing society. Therefore, we have designed a curriculum consistent with the needs of all students regardless of their academic ability, ethnic background, and socio-economic status or future goals. The program will assist students in making and implementing informed educational and occupational choices. The guidance and counseling program will develop students’ competencies in self-knowledge, educational and occupational exploration, and career planning.