Academic Services

Our SGHS Academic Services Team Collaboratively Supports Students' Academic Social and Emotional Development

Our academic dean, school counselors, and learning specialist work in tandem to guide and support students, academically, socially, and emotionally focusing on developing the whole person to ensure her success in living out our mission.
    • Teacher Lecturing

List of 5 items.

  • Academic Development

    Our counselors help students choose their courses and set academic goals that align with their 4-year graduation plans. They provide support in monitoring academic progress and providing strategies/resources to remove barriers to academic achievement.
  • Parent and Family Engagement

    Collaboration with parents and guardians is a key aspect. Counselors keep families informed about their child's progress, academic options, and available resources.
  • College and Career Development

    Our counselors help students understand the connection between school and the world of work. Ensuring that students can plan for and make a successful transition from school to their postsecondary options.
  • Social and Emotional Development

    Our counselors help students manage emotions and learn and apply interpersonal skills. They offer support in areas such as self-esteem, peer relationships, stress management, and conflict resolution. They also provide support/resources for mental health concerns.
  • Individual and Small Group Counseling

    Counselors provide one-on-one counseling sessions and organize group sessions to address common issues students face, such as academic challenges, coping with stress, building social skills, or preparing for college.

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Ashley Lowry

    Ashley Lowry 

    Dean of Faculty, Teacher
  • Photo of Peggy Hanafin

    Peggy Hanafin 

  • Photo of Patricia Hunt

    Patricia Hunt 

    School Counselor
  • Photo of Aaron Humphreys

    Aaron Humphreys 

    School Counselor
  • Photo of Anne Jamerson

    Anne Jamerson 

    Learning Specialist
  • Photo of Lisa Marks

    Lisa Marks 

  • Photo of Katie Finn

    Katie (Boehling) Finn 

    School Counselor