Counselors and Contact Information
The Myrtle Beach High School Guidance Department is available to all students. All matters concerning registration, course selection, credits, records, graduation, counseling services, and scheduling are processed through this office. Students may make an appointment to see their counselor during their lunch period, during their elective classes, or during a core subject class with teacher approval. School counselors may be reached at 843-448-7149, at the extensions listed below.
Counselors and students they serve (by last name):
Mr. Shuler, School Counselor: ACT Assessment, Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, SCDE College Freshmen Report, MBHS School Counselor Webmaster, Twitter page, Google Classroom for School Counselors contributor, Palmetto Boys/Girls State Liaison, Ed Op Day College Fair Coordinator, Final Transcripts to NeedMyTranscript, Additional State and School District Reports
(Serving Last Names A - Da), Ext. 513508, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Crawford, School Counselor: WIN/WorkKeys Testing, Junior Scholars, HTC REEL Kid nomination, Seahawk New Tech Liaison, US Senate Youth Program Coordinator, HOBY Nomination, Liaison to Governor’s Schools, Additional State and School District Reports
(Serving Last Names De - I), Ext. 513512, Email: Acrawford001@horrycountyschools.net
Ms. Byrdic, Lead Counselor: Master Schedule, Analyze Data for rising 9th graders for placement, ESOL ACCESS scores, Virtual SC School Contact, Department Chair Meetings, Google Classrooms for School Counselors contributor, PACE Grades, Foster Care Liaison, District and State Reports, School Profile
(Serving Last Names J- L), Ext. 513509, Email: Sbyrdic@horrycountyschools.net
Dr. Dominguez, School Counselor: SAT Assessment, PACE coordinator, NCAA Clearinghouse, Course Selection Forms, Curriculum Guide, National Merit Scholar Liaison, Assist with District and State Reports, NeedMyTranscript Counselor Liaison
(Serving Last Names M- Rh), Ext. 513510, Email: Rdominguez@horrycountyschools.net
Ms. Corrie, School Counselor: PSAT Assessment, McKinney Vento Homeless Liaison, Hope House Liaison, Scholarship Coordinator, Senior Awards, Bible Course Liaison, College Application Day, Bulletin Boards, Additional State and School District Reports
(Serving Last Names Ri - Z), Ext. 513515, Email: Dcorrie@horrycountyschools.net
Mrs. Simmons Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Services (RBHS) Counselor: RBHS Services include, but not limited to: Screening/Assessments, Therapy (Group, Individual, Family), Psychosocial Rehabilitative Services (Group and Individual), Behavior Modification, Family Support, Crisis Management
Mrs. Cooley, Behavior Interventionist
Registrar, Ext. 513501 Mr. Strickland
Secretary, Ext. 513511 Mrs. Schwan
Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm
3302 Robert Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Main Number: 843-448-7149; Fax: 843.445.2043
CEEB/School Code: 411465
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF MY SCHOOL COUNSELOR?
Parents, the press, administrators and the general public often wonder just what it is that school counselors do on a daily basis. Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, career and social/emotional development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. Learn more about the school counselor's role HERE
WHY THE NEED FOR SCHOOL COUNSELORS?
School counselors are an important part of the educational leadership team and provide valuable assistance to students regardless of whether they work in an elementary school or middle school, high school or beyond.
WHAT ARE APPROPRIATE SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM ACTIVITIES?
According to the The American School Counseling Association, (ASCA), & The S.C. Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA), "SC Code of Laws, Section 59-59-120", and the The South Carolina Comprehensive Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program Model,..
"To be able to fulfill their roles and responsibilities, school counselors must be free to provide direct services to all students rather than burdened by administrative and/or clerical tasks. As stated in Section 59-59-120 of the 2005 Education and Economic Development Act, “School guidance counselors and career specialists shall limit their activities to guidance and counseling and may not perform administrative tasks.” Examples of non-counseling activities include performing disciplinary actions; chairing IEP 504, and student intervention team meetings; serving as school testing coordinator; building the master schedule; and supervising study halls and detention halls.
Of greatest concern are the assigned administrative responsibilities that conflict with the counselor’s role as student advocate and those that interfere with the delivery of a comprehensive guidance and counseling program to students. It is beneficial for school administrators, faculty, parents, and the community to have a clear understanding of the role of a school counselor in implementing the guidance and counseling program. They should expect a fully certified school counselor to function in a professional and accountable manner in six basic roles: • program management, • guidance, • counseling, • consultation and student advocacy, • coordination, and • assessment (collaboration and interpretation only)."
"School counselors should spend most of their time in direct service to and contact with students. A small amount of their time is devoted to indirect services called "system support". Schools should eliminate or reassign certain inappropriate administrative and clerical program tasks, if possible, so school counselors can focus on the prevention needs of their programs"
View a CHART of APPROPRIATE vs. INAPPROPRIATE SCHOOL COUNSELING TASKS.