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


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Counseling News...


After-School Homework Help Sessions
There will be an opportunity for students to get extra help and support completing assignments during the After-School Homework Help Sessions. These will be held in the Library from 2:45-4 p.m. each afternoon, May 6 – May 21.  Students must bring assignments to work on and must stay the entire session. Students will need to arrange for transportation and be picked up at 4:00 p.m. 


Summer Youth Volunteer Program - SRHC
Salina Regional Health Center is excited to announce the Summer Student Volunteer Program. Student Volunteers are selected from high school and college students who apply for summer volunteering. Click here for 2024 materialsVolunteer applicants must be in high school at the time of application and need to be able to contribute at least 35 service hours to Salina Regional during the summer months. Volunteers must meet GPA, health, orientation, and other hospital requirements. Students who meet hour and evaluation requirements are eligible to volunteer a second summer. The volunteer program targets students interested in healthcare careers, and most volunteers serve more than 35 hours during the summer. Some volunteers become employees or return later as healthcare professionals after completing academic studies. The number of Student Volunteers is limited each summer. Students are assigned to one of up to 25 hospital departments or units. Duties center on staff support; few involve direct patient interaction. Assignments are made by Volunteer Department staff based on strength of application and interview and with consideration of student and sponsor schedules. Salina Regional values the service of Student Volunteers and encourages students to experience the rewards and responsibilities of a summer of service at Salina Regional. For further information call the Health Center at (785) 452-6159 or email [email protected]. 


Summer Opportunity - Aviation Innovation and Maintenance (AIM) Center of Excellence
The Salina Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Salina Airport Authority and Kansas State University-Salina to open the Aviation Innovation and Maintenance (AIM) Center of Excellence. The AIM Center of Excellence is a six-week pre-apprenticeship program that exposes interested participants to the dynamic world of aviation maintenance. During the course, students will get basic information about the different components involved in aviation maintenance, to include: Sheet Metal, Paint, Composites, and Electronics/Avionics. AIM students will get hands-on training with experienced instructors that help them learn about the field, as well as receive competency-based micro credentials through Kansas State University-Salina. Students will also get information about continuing their education or career in aviation maintenance in networking opportunities with schools, employers, and industry leaders in the region. Our six-week program is offered six times a year and is currently being offered at an incredible price of only $200If you have any questions, please email Jaclyn Crow at  [email protected] or by phone at 785-827-9310 ext.127. Please visit AIM Center of Excellence to learn more!


Eagle U Leadership Academy - Baker University
What you’ll experience at Eagle U are proven ideas, techniques, and systems that, when followed, will help you move more rapidly through your education and skip the entire 7-year trial and error process to find a career and a job that fits you. It’s common sense and easy to follow. More importantly, the seminars are energetic, upbeat, and fun! Eagle U believes you learn more when you’re laughing and having a good time.  Eagle U. is an annual leadership camp held this year July 15-19 at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas.  It has welcomed high school and college-age students for over 25 years.  Financial assistance is available for Salina students interested in attending Eagle U this summer.  Apply at Eagle U.  Deadline to apply is June 1, 2024.   


BuildAPro Apprenticeship Program
The BUILDAPRO program was established to fill the trades gap by having apprentices paired with a Master level tradesmen to gain experience from while earning a paycheck. The program covers constructionplumbingHVAC, and electrical. Apprentices will have some coursework to complete during their time on their way to earning their Journeyman’s license but it is not a full college day and then work. If you are at least 16 years of age, you can explore these opportunities. See Mr. Allen for details on apprenticeships that are starting in Salina


Incoming 9th graders (Class of 2028) - Pre-Enrollment Information
The South High Counseling Department presented high school pre-enrollment information to South Middle School 8th-grade parents and students on Thursday, December 14, 2023. This presentation provided helpful information for the transition from middle school to high school.    8th Grade Parent Night 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 opened on December 31, 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 all parents/guardians in the household 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

2023/2024 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 Harvin785-309-3737

School Psychologist Christina DeWitt 785-309-9796
Family and Student Support CoordinatorJeremiah Thornton



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