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The counseling staff at First Baptist School work to help students develop an educational program that matches their self-characteristics, to gain competencies needed to plan for post-high school decisions, and to develop effective human relationship skills that enhance participation in their roles as student, worker, family member, and community member.

The goal of the School Counseling Team is to assist our students in making academic, personal, and career decisions that will allow them to reach their full potential. Every student is unique and as counselors it is our job to:

  • Help our students recognize their individual strengths and talents.

  • Work with students, teachers and families to plan an appropriate program of study that will allow the student to challenge his or herself to the best of their ability and explore their individual interests.

  • Assist our students in finding post-secondary opportunities that will help them reach their goals and become productive members of our society.


We also seek to assist our students with the daily challenges they face as adolescents. Students are encouraged to make an appointment to discuss any concerns they may have, whether they are of an academic or personal nature.

The School Counseling Team is a resource for parents as well. Our goal as counselors is to work with you as you navigate your child's educational journey throughout the high school years. It is our hope that you find our office “user-friendly” and a pleasant place to visit.

Counseling Department

As a college preparatory school, First Baptist School is strongly committed to helping each student with college planning. Our dedicated 9-12 school counselor, Mrs. Shannon Roy provides years of guidance and knowledge on the college admissions process and helping our students plan their futures beyond First Baptist School. 

Mrs. Roy works closely with each student throughout their high school career, not only ensuring that students are on track to graduate but that they are prepared to enter into life after First Baptist School. 

Mrs. Rose Cummings is our K-12 School Adjustment Counselor. School Adjustment Counselors assist students with mental health issues, behavioral issues, positive behavioral supports, academic and classroom support. School Adjustment Counselors collaborate and consult with teachers, parents, juvenile court system, child protective services and other community agencies. School Adjustment Counselors also provide individual and group counseling. Mrs. Cummings provides counseling to our high school students as needed. Please feel free to contact her to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your student at or you can reach her at Ext. 1102.


Students are encouraged to seek assistance when needed. The administrative assistants, staff, teachers and administration are all resources for students with questions and concerns. They respond carefully and willingly to student inquiries and needs. Throughout the curriculum, opportunities for the development of educational, career, and personal/social competencies are provided.


Counseling Timelines

Shannon Roy
Rose Cummings
High School Counselor
School Adjustment Counselor

843-410-1606 ext. 1108

843-410-1606 ext. 1102

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