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

  • Emporia State University - Tuesday, February 27th
  • Kansas State University - Wednesday, February 28th
  • Wichita State University - Thursday, March 7th

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.



Health Care Youth Academy - SRHC
Salina Regional Health Center is excited to announce that they will be hosting a Healthcare Youth Academy this summer. The academy is aimed at high school students who are interested in exploring the medical field. Even those who will be entering high school as freshmen this year are welcome to participate. In previous sessions, students got the opportunity to learn various medical procedures such as intubating a mannequin, stopping the bleed and conducting a strep test. They also visited the Organizational Development department and witnessed the birthing mannequin simulation. The sessions will be held in Conference Room 7 at the hospital from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm on either of the following dates: June 18, 2024 through June 21, 2024 or June 25, 2024 through June 28, 2024. Students can sign up for one or both sessions if they wish to.  HYA Flyer and Application.  Deadline is May 5, 2024.


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.   


South Middle School Parent Night Presentation
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 is scheduled to open 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