Counselors & Contact Information
The Myrtle Beach High School Counseling Department is available to all students. All matters concerning registration, course selection, credits, records, graduation, counseling services, and scheduling are processed through this office. Guidance Center office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Students may make an appointment to see their counselor before and after school, 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 Website, Twitter page, Palmetto Boys/Girls State Liaison, Ed Op Day Coordinator, Final Transcripts to NeedMyTranscript
(Serving Last Names A - C), Ext. 513508
Ms. Crawford, School Counselor: WIN Testing, Junior Scholars, REEL Kid nomination, Seahawk New Tech Liaison, US Senate Youth Program Coordinator, HOBY Nomination, Liaison to Governor’s Schools
(Serving Last Names D - J), Ext. 513512
Ms. Byrdic, Lead Counselor: ASVAB Assessment, Master Schedule, Analyze Data for rising 9th graders for placement, ESOL ACCESS scores, Virtual School Coordinator, Department Chair Meetings, Google Classrooms for Guidance, PACE Grades, Credit Recovery & Virtual School Grades, Foster Care Liaison, additional District and State Reports,
(Serving Last Names K- Mc), Ext. 513509
Mrs. Dominguez , School Counselor: SAT Assessment, PACE coordinator, NCAA Clearinghouse, Course Selection Forms, Curriculum Guide, National Merit Scholar Liaison, Assist with District and State Reports, School Profile, NeedMyTranscript Counselor Liaison
(Serving Last Names Me- R), Ext. 513510
Ms. Corrie, School Counselor: PSAT Assessment, McKinney Vento Homeless Liaison, Hope House Liaison, Scholarship Coordinator, Senior Awards, Bible Course Liason, College Application Day, Bulletin Boards
(Serving Last Names S - Z), Ext. 513515
Ms. Simmons & Ms. Cooley, Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Services (RBHS) Counselors: 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
Ms. DeBeaugrine Registrar, Ext. 513501
Ms. McCray Secretary, Ext. 513511
Ms. Kistler, Secretary and Testing Coord., Ext 512511
3302 Robert Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Main Number: 843-448-7149
Guidance 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. Gone are the days of school counselors sitting in their office simply handing out college applications, making schedule changes for students who want to drop a class or waiting for a crisis to occur. 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 or download an infographic about the school counselor's role.
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), Section 59-59-120, "School guidance counselors and career specialists shall limit their activities to guidance and counseling and may not perform administrative tasks". School counselors should spend most of their time in direct service to and contact with students. School counselors' duties are focused on the overall delivery of the total program through school counseling core curriculum, individual student planning and responsive services. 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.