MAI Counseling Program

Welcome to the McDowell Academy of Innovation Counseling website. Here you will find useful information for high school and beyond!

Student Appointment- Schedule a time to talk to your counselor.

Parent/Guardian Needs Assessment- Let the department know your concerns.

Parent PowerSchool Portal- Check your student's progress.

Student PowerSchool

Counseling Referrals- If you are concerned about a student for any reason please fill out a counseling referral form. You can also contact the counselor directly at (828) 652-1040 or

Program Vision

The vision of the school counseling program at McDowell Academy for Innovation is that all students graduate prepared for college and careers in today's global economy. All students actively participate in connected, authentic planning and learning opportunities coordinated by the counseling department in collaboration with staff and the community. As empowered, goal oriented learners the students at McDowell Academy for Innovation possess the growth mindset to live productive lives as responsible citizens in a diverse society.

Program Mission

The mission of the school counseling program at McDowell Academy for Innovation is to provide students a comprehensive program focused on helping them succeed in their academic, career, and personal lives. Through preventive and remedial support programs: academic and career planning; partnerships with parents, faculty, and other community members; and effective data analysis; the counseling program at MAI will foster students that are productive citizens and competitive lifelong learners .