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Student Services

Last Updated: 1/21/2021 1:55 PM

OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday from 7:45 AM - 3:45 PM

Services provided center on academic, college/career, and personal/social student counseling needs. Counselors are assigned to students alphabetically by last name. To meet with a counselor, students must schedule a meeting through the Student Services Secretary. Stop by the Student Services office before school, during lunch or after school to make an appointment. Resources for Immediate Crisis Response are at the bottom of this page.


To set up a parent conference, please contact:

Heling Aguilar, Guidance Secretary

Student Services Staff 

Students with Last Names     A  -  Ce     Contact Ms. Lindsay Hopson
Students with Last Names     Ch  -  G     Contact Ms. Hillary Nichols
Students with Last Names     H  -  Mb     Contact Ms. Marcee Smith
Students with Last Names     Mc  -  R     Contact Ms. Maria Laylock
Students with Last Names     S  -  Z     Contact Mr. Daryl Harris

Student Services Secretary     Contact Ms. Heling Aguilar   phone: 770-721-3000  fax: 770-926-2376


Student Services Resources:

WHS School Profile

How to Read Your Transcript- Important information related to your high school transcript. 


Graduation Requirements and Grade Level Information  -   Graduation Requirements and information specific to seniors, juniors, and underclassmen. This includes, but is not limited to: Timelines, advice, parent night presentations, grade level newsletters and other guidelines for successfully completing each year.


SENIORS- College Planning/Applying to College- Step by step directions on how to apply to college, how to send your transcripts, test scores, rec letters, etc.


College Resources  Resources include: Colleges and Career Planning, HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship info, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and NCAA info.

       Free Virtual College Fairs hosted by BigFutureCollege Board is hosting virtual events for high school students to connect directly with college admissions representatives and take action on the most important steps for college.

       Free Workshops by Princeton Review You’ll get vital information about the ACT, the college admission process and more.

      Sign up to take the ACT

      Sign up to take the SAT


Scholarships  -  This page will be updated frequently with new scholarship information when it becomes available. Included are other avenues for students and parents to travel when looking for scholarship opportunities. CHECK BACK OFTEN!


Testing (SAT and ACT info)-  Our testing page is broken down to give you detailed information and direct links to the End of Course Tests (EOCT), the SAT, and the ACT.


Dual Enrollment - Information about Dual Enrollment opportunities, deadlines and admission requirements.


Career Planning- Career assessments and resources.

      Georgia Power Summer Student Worker (paid internships for Distribution Lineworkers)

      Georgia Power Lineworker Apprenticeship programs

     High School resume examples 


Credit Recovery Programs  Students have a variety of options for making up courses they fail: APEX, GAVS, Credit Connect (taken before and/or after school at WHS), Summer School (a three-week program in June, held on the WHS campus) and Mountain Ed Night School.

     Georgia Virtual School (GAVS)

           Enrollment Procedures for GAVS- Step by step directions to help you with the registration process.

           Course Agreement Form- Complete this form and bring it to your counselor for approval prior to registering for a course online. 



SEL Resources:

Each month in Homeroom, students will have an SEL lesson. Below is a list of each month's lesson topic and a short video from the lesson. Students will receive the full lesson in Homeroom.

August SEL Lesson: Self-awareness and Learning Styles

September SEL Lesson: Self-management and support systems.

October SEL Lesson: Responsible decision making and advocacy.

November SEL Lesson: Relationship Skills (understanding social and healthy boundaries, conflict management, kindness, and showing gratitude. 

December SEL Lesson: Social Awareness (learning about empathy and sympathy, how to recognize and portray self-respect, allyship, and determining hidden biases). 

Coping Skill Activities:

   Progressive Muscle Relaxation

   Deep Breathing


   Guided Imagery

   Positive Affirmations

   Mindfulness: One of the easiest ways to exercise self-care is through practicing mindfulness. Want to decompress? Try listening to this after you finish schoolwork to wind down your day and shift to self-care mode! Headspace has a great YouTube Channel with mindfulness videos to help you relax after a long school day! Want to practice Mindfulness? Try this


STRONG4LIFE: At Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, our mission is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow.  Strong4Life has resources to help busy families raise healthy, safe, resilient kids. Includes parenting resources, emotional well-being resources, staying healthy resources, staying safe resources and being active resources. 


COVID related anxiety resources:


Resources For Immediate Response:



The Trevor Project

Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Dial 2-1-1

If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto or text LOVEIS to 22522.

Local Cherokee County Resources- Food Pantries, Counseling, Child Care, Legal Aid, Transportation, Utilies, Medical Services, etc.