Salina High School South Counseling Department 

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The South High Counseling Office is located on the 2nd floor of the STEM (East) Wing in the Student Center

Salina High School South Counseling Department Mission Statement

The mission of Salina High School South's Counseling Program is to:

  • Recognize the uniqueness and personal worth of each student
  • Assist each student to acquire academic, career and personal/social competencies
  • Develop each student's skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers and lifelong learners


Counseling News...

SHSS Welcomes - College/University and Military Recruiters - During Lunch in the Commons

  • North Central Kansas Technical College - Thursday, September 21st
  • Kansas State University - Monday, September 25th
  • Bethel College - Wednesday, September 27th
  • Washburn University - Wednesday, October 4th
  • Kansas Wesleyan University - Monday, October 9th
  • University of Kansas - Tuesday, October 10th
  • U.S. Army Recruiter - Thursday, October 12th
  • Hutchinson Community College - Wednesday, October 18th
  • Barton County Community College - Monday, October 23rd
  • McPherson College - Friday, October 27th
  • Wichita State University - Friday, November 3rd
  • U.S. Army Recruiter - Thursday, November 9th

Salina South High School utilizes RepVisits to schedule visits to South High.  College, University, and Technical School admissions personnel can search and sign up for visits with the click of a button.



KSU - Midwest HALO Encuentro Event
Kansas State University is hosting the 17th Annual Midwest HALO Encuentro on Tuesday, October 3rd, in the K-State Student Union. Students who attend will learn about unexpected challenges during collegiate years and how other students have overcome those barriers to achieve their educational goals. In addition, this conference serves as an educational tool that will assist in Latino student identity development. Encuentro is an excellent opportunity for students to interact with peers and learn about college opportunities from K-State students and faculty. Please see Ms. Smith in the counseling center for more information. Space is limited. Deadline to sign up is Monday, September 25th.


Get On & Go fall bus pass for CityGo
CityGo “Get On & Go” program for Salina area youth ages 7-18 has been announced by OCCK Transportation.  Youth ages 7-18 will be able to purchase a Get On & Go Fall Youth Bus Pass for $10.  The pass will be good for unlimited rides on Salina CityGo from September 1st to November 30th.  Youths must show the drivers their “Get On & Go” pass when they board the buses.  Face masks and social distancing policies will be followed as needed. The Get On & Go fall bus pass is available for purchase online on August 15th at and Buy A Pass, with options for pick up.  They will also be available at the OCCK Transportation office, 340 N. Santa Fe Avenue, starting August 15th. The fall pass will also be available digitally in the Token Transit app.  All OCCK Transportation services have a digital fare option. For more information call OCCK Transportation at 826-1583 or go to

Earning College Credit During High School
On Wednesday, February 15, 2023, the South High Counseling Department hosted an information session on opportunities for South High students to earn college credit during high school.  Below is the PowerPoint presentation for review.  College credit information is also available in our 2023/2024 Enrollment Guide.      2022/2023 Dual Credit Information


South Middle School Parent Night Presentation
The South High Counseling Department will present high school pre-enrollment information to South Middle School 8th-grade parents and students on Thursday, December 14th at 6:00 pm in the SHS Commons. This presentation includes helpful information for the transition from middle school to high school.

KSU PolyCATS Parent & Student Night
In the spring semester of 2021, Dr. Curtis Stevens presented a Virtual Meeting for South High parents and students on the new KSU PolyCATS program.  Learn how high school students in USD 305 can earn dual credits and an Associate degree while in high school.  Parent & Student Night - Recorded Presentation


Extra Help Available to Students
Teachers can be available on most school day mornings from 7:10 am to 7:40 am to provide students with academic assistance.  Please make an appointment with your teacher in advance so they know to expect you and to avoid days when they may have other job duties. You can reach out to your counselor or assistant principal if you have any questions.  


2024-25 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Form
The 2024-25 FAFSA is scheduled to open on December 15, 2023. Students enrolling for the academic year 2024/2025 can submit their FAFSA; families should use their 2022 income tax information. Before students and parents can complete the FAFSA, the student and parent must create an FSA ID. To create your FSA ID go to FSA ID Website.


Students can take advantage of ACT/SAT Test Prep in XELLO. 
Methodize is Method Learning’s brand-new online learning platform. Methodize consists of newly updated and revised ACT and SAT courses. Our online program has served over a million students in the past two decades and Methodize distills that experience into a new platform that makes it easier for students and teachers to do test prep. Students can access Methodize under "Links and Resources" in their XELLO account.



 School Profile

2023/2024 Salina High School South - School Profile


Blended/Dual/Concurrent Credit Opportunities

2022/2023 Presentation



Thinking about changing your Class Schedule?

August 21, 2023

Last Day to Drop/Add a 1st Semester Class without Administration Approval

August 28, 2023

Last Day to Drop/Add a 1st Semester Class with Administration Approval

October 12, 2023

Last Day to Drop a 1st Semester Class with WP (Withdraw Pass) or WF (Withdraw Fail) on Transcript

January 11, 2024

Last Day to Drop/Add a 2nd Semester Class without Administration Approval

January 19, 2024

Last Day to Drop/Add a 2nd Semester Class with Administration Approval

March 8, 2024

Last Day to Drop a 2nd Semester Class with WP (Withdraw Pass) or WF (Withdraw Fail) on Transcript



Student Center Staff

PBD Coordinator, Counseling Dept. Chair Lindsey Sellers 785-309-3711 Senior Counselor (Class of 2024) Jim Allen785-309-3710
Junior Counselor (Class of 2025) Melanie Goodrich785-309-3786 Sophomore Counselor (Class of 2026) Heather Smith785-309-3709
Freshman Counselor (Class of 2027) Amy Wagner785-309-3712 Student Support Counselor Elise Potocnik 785-309-3725
Counseling Dept. Secretary Monica Armas 785-309-3715 School RegistrarLynnette Froome785-309-3707
School Social WorkerKirsten Bruce785-309-3672 Family Support Social WorkerSequena Harvin785-309-3722

School Psychologist Christina DeWitt 785-309-9796
InterventionistJanelle Lillard



Our School Counselors...

  • Counsel students individually and in groups
  • Provide developmental classroom guidance activities
  • Respond to students' needs in crisis situations
  • Orient new students to school programs and settings
  • Work with potential drop-outs and other at-risk students
  • Participate in the referral process for helping students and families connect with community agencies
  • Analyze test results and provide information about students' abilities, achievements, interests, and needs
  • Coordinate efforts with other school professionals
  • Conduct conferences with parents
  • Guide students' school and career plans
  • Adhere to ethical and legal standards
  • Pursue opportunities for professional growth
  • Conduct periodic evaluation of the school counseling and guidance program