School Counseling Program


We believe that ALL students can learn and achieve academic greatness when encouraged and nurtured in a safe and respectful environment.
We believe that nurturing ALL students’ social and emotional well-being will encourage academic development and future success.
We believe the school counselor’s role is to provide a data-driven, developmental counseling program to meet the needs of ALL students through a school counseling curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services, and system support.
The school counseling program will promote the following: an understanding of and respect of self and others; problem-solving and decision-making; emotional-management skills; skills for learning; the influence of academic habits on career success; and college and career exploration and guidance.


The mission of the Henry County High School Counseling Department is to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to address students' academic and career goals in addition to supporting their emotional and social needs.  This is accomplished through a partnership with parents/guardians, staff, and community members to enable all students to become successful, productive citizens and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing world.


The School Counselors will help provide an atmosphere of security, warmth, and encouragement as Henry County High School students work to reach their fullest educational potential in the areas of academic, career, and social/emotional development. The School Counselors will also commit to establish a solid foundation as students successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.


*Note: Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Department of Education and the Tennessee General Assembly waived the federal and state assessment, and accountability requirements, for the data from the 2019-2020 school year. Therefore, the goals below are have been established based on data from the 2018-2019 school year, which provides the most recent data available from the Tennessee Department of Education Report Card website.

1. By May 20, 2022, Henry County High School will decrease the chronic absentee rate of students schoolwide from 10.3% to 10% (a .3% decrease)*. Steps to meet this goal include meeting the student after two (2) attendance events and setting an attendance goal, as well as weekly phone calls home and/or weekly check-ins with the student. It could culminate in an end-of-the-year celebration (pizza party, etc).

2. By May 20, 2022, Henry County High School will increase college and career readiness among senior Success Team and AVID members from 20% to 40% (a 20% increase) as measured by the 2018-2019 FAFSA completion rate and student final transcript requests to the 2019-2020 FAFSA completion rate and student final transcript requests. Steps for meeting this goal include taking the students on college campus visits, hosting FAFSA workshops for seniors and their families, and implementing Employability Counts activities for all students throughout the school year. 

3. By May 20, 2022, Henry County High School will decrease the in-school suspension rate of students schoolwide from 14.9% to 14.4% (a .5% decrease)*. Steps for meeting this goal include the counselor meeting with the students in In-School Suspension (ISS) daily and discussing the causes and behaviors that led to the ISS consequence, as well as steps the student can take to avoid further time in ISS.