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

  • Barton Community College - Tuesday, December 6, 2022
  • U.S. Army Recruiter - Thursday, December 8, 2022

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.



K-State Salina -  PolyCATS Academy Information Nights
K-State Salina will be hosting PolyCATS Academy information night virtually on December 7, 2022. The PolyCATS Academy provides an opportunity for high school students to earn industry-recognized credentials, receive college credit for general education requirements, and complete dual credits for an associate degree while in high school. Students and parents/guardians are invited to attend an informational session regarding the PolyCATS Academy and learn how to get started.  To register, visit:


ACT Workshop - KSU Manhattan
Learn how to take control of the ACT and not let it control you! The workshop will begin at 9:00 am and wrap up around 3:00 pm covering the four ACT subject tests. Lunch will be provided for those registered.  ACT's "Preparing for the ACT" curriculum is used to help guide the workshop content.  The workshop is $75.00 per registration and includes workshop materials, lunch, and inside strategies provided by Power Prep Inc.  You will gain insight into the test's content and format while learning practical test-taking strategies for maximizing your test scores. This class covers general ideas about the test as a whole, as well as specific strategies for each sub-test. Fall Dates: Saturday, December 3, 2022.  Registration Link


Earning College Credit During High School
On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, the South High Counseling Department hosted Kansas State University Salina, Salina Area Technical College, and Hutchinson Community College.  Each school presented information on opportunities for our South High students to earn college credit during high school. Below are their presentations for review.  College credit information is also available in our 2022/2023 Enrollment Guide.

Kansas State University Salina

Salina Area Technical College

Hutchinson Community College


South Middle School Parent Night Presentation
On Monday, January 31, 2022, the South High Counseling Department presented high school pre-enrollment information to South Middle School 8th-grade parents and students.  Below is the slideshow presentation for review.

MS Parent Enrollment Presentation

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 GOLD days from 7:10 am to 7:40 am to provide you with academic assistance.  Please make an appointment with them in advance so they know to expect you and to avoid days when they may have other job duties. Please reach out to your counselor or assistant principal if you have any questions.  


2023-24 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Form
The 2023-24 FAFSA is open! Students enrolling for academic year 2023/2024 can submit their FAFSA; families should use their 2021 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

2021/2022 Salina High School South - School Profile


Advanced Placement & Dual Credit Opportunities

2019/2020 PowerPoint Presentation



Thinking about changing your Class Schedule?

August 18, 2022

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

August 25, 2022

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

October 13, 2022

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

January 10, 2023

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

January 18, 2023

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

March 9, 2023

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



Counseling Department Staff

PBD Coordinator, Counseling Dept. Chair Lindsey Sellers 785-309-3711 Senior Counselor (Class of 2023) Amy Wagner 785-309-3712
Junior Counselor (Class of 2024) Jim Allen 785-309-3710 Sophomore Counselor (Class of 2025) Melanie Goodrich 785-309-3786
Freshman Counselor (Class of 2026) Heather Smith 785-309-3709 Student Support Counselor Elise Potocnik 785-309-3725
Counseling Dept. Secretary Lynnette Froome 785-309-3715 School RegistrarMelanie Stavropoulos785-309-3707
School Social WorkerKirsten Bruce785-309-3672 Family Support Social WorkerSequena Harvin785-309-3722

School Psychologist Christina DeWitt 785-309-9796
InterventionistDr. Brian Pekarek



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