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Driver's Education Classes - Fall 2022


Registration forms are available in the front office!

Click here to view a virtual tour of Burns High School.

Freshman Academy School Counselor

Meet your school counselor


I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Mrs. Emily Cooley, and I am the 9th grade school counselor at Burns High School. I am so excited to begin working with the class of 2026!

My mission is to promote academic, career, and social/emotional development among all students. I will also support student’s ability to learn more about themselves. This is a great time for students to discover their interests and plan for their future. To achieve these things it is important to me to work closely as a team with parents/guardians, teachers, administration, and staff to ensure your student receives the support they need to guide them through their high school years.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you throughout the school year!

Mrs. Emily Cooley

Phone: 704-476-8335 ext. 3665

Coming up

  • Orientation: Thursday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Come get your schedule, meet your teachers, and tour the building!

  • First day of school is Aug. 17!

Freshman Academy Faculty

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Ashleigh Benson - World History, English 1

Christy Botts - Math 1, Honors Math 2

Jonathan Bowman - Earth Science, Honors Earth Science

Natalie Brady - English 1, English 2, Honors English 1

Emily Cooley - 9th Grade Counselor

Heather Cornwell - Freshman Academy Director

Carrie Dobbins - Honors Earth Science, Biology, Honors Biology

Katherine Elliott - English 1, Honors English 1

Ledford Gibson - Math 1

Chrissy Lackey - Honors World History, Civics & Econ

Leslie Parker - Honors Biology


Mrs. Heather Cornwell

Burns High School, Freshman Academy Dir.