East Burke High School Counselors

Ms. Amanda Peck
Department Chairperson
9-12th grade students last names A-G
Ext. 3519
apeck@burke.k12.nc.us

Mrs. Connie Thompson
9-12th grade students last names H-P
Ext. 3520
cthompson@burke.k12.nc.us

Mr. Sam Wall
9-12th grade students last names Q-Z
Ext. 3521
swall@burke.k12.nc.us


Attendance/Counseling Secretary

Ms. Danielle Hood
Ext. 3517
dhood@burke.k12.nc.us

WPCC Career and College Promise Counselor
Josh Berry
At EBHS on Monday and Tuesday
Ext. 3518
jberry@wpcc.edu


Please feel free to email or contact us!!! We are here to help and assist in any way possible. 




Burke County Public Schools take all allegations of bullying seriously when reported to any staff or administration at the school. Upon receipt of the complaint, the principal or designee will investigate the merits of the complaint. The parent and student will be notified within 24 hours regarding the findings. Please let administration know if you have any concerns regarding bullying at the school. 


Counseling Services

Professional school counselors are trained in both education and counseling, allowing them to function as a facilitator between parents, teachers, and students in matters concerning the student’s goals, abilities and any areas needing improvement. School Counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population.

· Individual and small group counseling

· Crisis intervention counseling

· Conflict resolution and peer facilitation

· Consultation/collaboration

· Referrals

· Student Advocacy

· Advocate for individual students

· Advocate for change in the school and in the district

· Raise awareness of issues conflicting with 21st century learning.


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​ ​EBHS ACT & SAT CODE: 341 928 (also called CEEB Code or college code)​ If you do not list this code EBHS will not receive a copy of your scores.




Announcements

At Duke Summer Session, we are committed to providing high school students with the opportunity to be a college student over the summer at one of the world’s premier universities.  By attending our Summer College program, you will not only have the authentic college experience of living in Duke University’s dorms and taking credit-bearing classes alongside undergraduate students, but also the opportunity to accompany your college application with a letter of recommendation from a Duke instructor and transcript from Duke University – two substantive indicators that you have what it takes to thrive in an elite academic setting. 
 
Courses fill up quickly, so apply online today:
 
Application for US Students
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How to Complete the FAFSA
Here is a video that makes the FAFSA completion process much less intimidating through its step-by-step instructions and explanations.  

Red Ribbon Week 
October 23-27

Join us in the fight against illegal drug use. Have a discussion with your family and friends about the dangers of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Here is a quick link to Recognizing the Warning Signs of a potential drug problem Warning Signs


Schedule Changes for 2nd semester will begin on Wednesday, January 24th.  Students will be allowed to submit schedule change request forms starting on this day. 

Please note administrative approval will be required for all schedule change requests and last years registration cards will be on hand for administrative review.  Mrs. Fortenberry and Mr. Mace will be on hand on these days to review and approve all schedule requests prior to working with your school counselor.  Schedules Changes will be considered for approval based on the following reasons ONLY: 

1- A senior who needs to change a class to a graduation requirement.
2- If a student is academically misplaced - For example, the Student was recommended by the teacher for Honors or Pre-AP level, but is in a CP level class.
3- If the student is has not previously taken or has failed a prequisite for a currently scheduled course- For example, Spanish 2 is scheduled but the student has not had or passed Spanish 1
4- If the student has an incomplete schedule for either 1st or 2nd semester. 

Band,Chorus, AP classes and ROTC will not be dropped without approval from the EBHS administration.


Any student who has recently moved into our district and is wishing to enroll at EBHS,  please call the school to set up an appointment  and to pick up an enrollment packet.  We will also need a current transcript, discipline and attendance records  from your previous school. 

Attention EBHS graduates and former students:  If you are needing a copy of your school record or transcript for college, employment, the military or any verification purpose please visit http://burkenc.scriborder.com



Electronic Transcripts on CFNC.org The migration of historical data from NC WISE to PowerSchool is now complete, and students who graduated summer 2012 or before can now request e-transcripts on CFNC.org. Depending upon which school the student graduated and what year that school converted to NC WISE, students may be able to request e-transcripts on CFNC.org as far back as 2003 (41 schools converted to NCWISE in 2003) or it could only go as far back as 2009 (all schools converted to NC WISE by then). To request transcripts, current and former students should go to CFNC.org and click on Apply → To College → Transcript Manager. 

Guiding Our Children Through Transitions: High School (A toolkit for parents produced by NBC and Education Nation)


Attention Juniors who took the PSAT
Here is a video about understanding your score report
Here is a video directed toward parents about understanding your score






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