AC Flora School Counseling
  • A.C. Flora High School
    School Counseling Department
    1 Falcon Drive
    Columbia, SC 29204
    Director of Counseling: Mrs. Moira Porter
    School Counseling Phone: 803.738.7278
    School Counseling Fax: 803.738.7288


    Dear Parents and Students,

    A.C. Flora High School counselors understand that this is an uncertain time with the disruption of many routines. During this period of school closure, A.C. Flora counselors remain available to answer questions and address guidance and counseling-related concerns. To connect with counselors while school is out, email is the most efficient method. Counselor contact information is posted below this message. Counselors will help to address academic, career, or personal concerns. Please feel free to contact the counselors with any questions you may have. We understand that there is still much uncertainty regarding coursework, standardized testing, and the spring semester as a whole. We will communicate as soon as information is available.

    Thank you,

    The A.C. Flora High School Counseling Department

    The following are online counseling-related resources students can utilize during the school absence:

    Academic Help:

    Shmoop: Now being offered as a free resource for students. Shmoop offers test prep for the ACT, AP, EOCs, SAT, PSAT, Aspire, & more! If you are a new user: 1.) Go to schools.shmoop.com, 2.) Click "go", 3.) Type in: WALRUS, 4.) Create your login.

    ACT Registration (upcoming test dates on June 13 and July 18): www.act.org

    ACT Test Practice through ACT Academy: https://academy.act.org

    SAT Registration (upcoming test dates on May 2 and June 6): www.sat.org

    SAT Test Practice through Khan Academy: www.satpractice.org

    College and Career Research: Big Future (the College Board’s College Search): https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search

    Naviance: Log in at https://clever.com (username is Student ID number; password is date of birth separated by slahes – ex. Feb 2, 2002 birthdate is 2/2/2002.

    Tutor.com: Connects students (and parents!) with expert tutors and career coaches in more than 80 subjects and test prep areas. The Tutor.com K-12 Learning Suite includes live, one-to-one tutoring, a real-time writing center, test preparation, practice quizzes and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutorials.

    Personal/Social Issues:

    COVID-19 Information from CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

    Tips for Talking to Children about COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html

    Columbia-Area Mental Health: https://www.state.sc.us/dmh/camhc/

    School Counseling Lessons & Other Resources

    - Free Counseling Resources

    Career Exploration K-12

    Big Future

    Know It All

    My Next Move

    Introduction to Career Clusters

    Resources for Parents

    Crisis Management Institute

    CALM: Provides some tools to use to take care of our minds and stay grounded -- enjoy this curation of content hand-picked to support your mental and emotional wellness through this time.

    Resource for Parents of Students with an IEP

    - ETV: Despite mandatory school closures, learning can continue for students across the state! South Carolina ETV and the SC Department of Education have partnered to use the power of television to broadcast streamlined, curriculum-based programming for the state's pre-K through 12th grade students.

    - EVERFI: EVERFI's digital lessons are used by more than two million K-12 students and is here to help families bring learning to life at home. In this period of increased remote learning, EVERFI is also providing students direct-access. 

    - Palmetto State School Counselors Association resources

    Resources from National Assocation for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

    - College Admissions Status

    - Picking a College during a Pandemic

    - College Deposit Deadline Changes

     


     - A.C. Flora School Counseling Department for the 2019-2020 School Year -

    Counselor Assignments:

    9-12th Grade (Last Names A-C) - Vierean Bartley
    9-12th Grade (Last Names D-I) - James Major
    9-12th Grade (Last Names J-O) - Julia Kiser
    9-12th Grade (Last Names P-S) - Shayla Broadnax
    9-12th Grade (Last Names T-Z & 11th/12th Grade IB Students): Moira Porter

    Additional Staff:

    School Psychologist: Linda Chesko
    School Social Worker - Celita Hastie
    School Registrar/Parchment Contact - Ainsley Price
    Career Development Facilitator - Candace Kannaday

    Assistant Administrator Assignments:

    9-12th Grade (Last Names A-C) - Fletcher Spigner
    9-12th Grade (Last Names D-I) - Tori Simmons
    9-12th Grade (Last Names J-O) - Ervin Mack
    9-12th Grade (Last Names P-S) - Brent Davis
    9-12th Grade (Last Names T-Z & 11th/12th Grade IB Students): Tiffany Ligon

    CEEB Code for A.C. Flora: 410494