School Counseling

Our Philosophy

It is our philosophy, in the Carver College and Career Academy Counseling Department, that all students have equal access to a comprehensive school counseling program, and that this program serves as an integral piece of the overall educational experience. The Carver College and Career Academy Counseling Department believes that individualized educational, career, and personal/social goals can be established and achieved by every Carver College and Career Academy student. Essential to our philosophy is the belief that collaboration between school counselors, educators, and parents will ensure that the needs and goals of every student are addressed so that each student can achieve success.

Counselors can help students with:

  • academic planning and education progress.
  • concerns that interfere with learning
  • ability to cope with pressures
  • test results and what they mean
  • various school programs and community opportunities
  • college planning and technical training beyond high school.

Contact your counselor to learn how they can help you! To find out more about school counseling, visit the CCPS School Counseling page. To find out more about additional support staff and services at Carver, visit our Student Services Department.

Google Classroom
Parents and students should join our School Counseling Canvas page at this link. There is valuable information regarding academics, college and career information, financial aid/scholarships, and military.

School Profile
Access our school profile with our student data for the 2017-2018 school year here.

Does your child need to take a night school class?
Have your school counselor help you fill out an application! Classes are typically 5:00-9:00 pm on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Transportation is NOT provided, so you must provide your own. See your counselor for details!

Ms. Samantha Brown is coordinator of the school counseling program at Carver Academy.  As such, she is responsible for the overall school counseling program and serves students with last name Q-Z, GED and Fast Track students. She earned her undergraduate degree in Exceptional Education and her Master’s degree in School Counseling from Longwood University.  She’s worked as both a teacher and counselor in Chesterfield County for 28 years and is a graduate of Meadowbrook High School. Ms. Brown is licensed in Virginia for professional school counseling and teaching.

Mrs. Laura McGrath is the school counselor for students whose last name begins with A-P.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech and her Master’s degree in Counselor Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Previously, she worked in the non-profit sector in Petersburg as a career coach, and she was also a middle school counselor in Chesterfield County. Mrs. McGrath is licensed in Virginia for professional school counseling.

Phone the College and Career Center at (804)768-6156
The Caver College and Career Academy High School Code or CEEB Code is 470-482
Beverly_Turner [email protected]

Read the Senior Newsletter here! Senior Newsletter

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Not sure where to start with college and careers? Check out this resource from the College Board. Be sure to take note of SAT test dates and SAT practice information.

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“Life After High School” Senior Class Booklet:

The  College and Career Center Offers the Following Career Services

  • Free up-to-date descriptions of specific careers
  • Free pamphlets
  • Career reference books and videos
  • A jobs notebook with part-time jobs, summer jobs and jobs for graduates
  • A notebook with volunteer opportunities
  • A schedule of visits from military recruiters and their phone numbers

Numerous Handouts Including

  • Sample Resumes
  • Interviews–Questions an Employer May Ask and Questions You Should Ask
  • Occupations with the Most Openings
  • Jobs with Fast Growth, High Pay and Low Unemployment
  • Job Interview Pocket Resume
  • Why is Education Important?
  • Skills for Today’s Workforce
Portrait of counselor

Ms. Beverly Turner
Testing Coordinator/CCC

Transcript Requests Current Students:

  • Please complete and have parent sign Transcript Release Form at:
  • You will receive a code and instructions to set up your Parchment account.

Transcript Requests for Alumni/ Education Requests/ Employment Verification / Military:

Chesterfield County Public Schools has partnered with Parchment for processing of all high school transcript requests and education verifications. Parchment provides secure electronic transcript delivery nationwide and up-to-date document tracking through email notifications for all registered users.

Please visit the Chesterfield County Public Schools website for instructions on how to create your Parchment account for first-time users, log into your existing Parchment account for current users and how to order your requests.

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