Welcome to the School Counseling Department

for Huntsville City Schools


The Huntsville City Schools Counseling and Guidance Program is a comprehensive counseling and guidance program that helps prepare students for success in academic, career, and personal/social development. Counseling and guidance is an integral part of each school's total education program. The counseling and guidance program helps students achieve their full potential through four program delivery components: School Guidance Curriculum, Individual Student Planning, Responsive Services and System Support.

The Huntsville City Schools Counseling and Guidance Program follows The ASCA (American School Counselor Association) National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs and the Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance State Model for Alabama Public Schools.

Huntsville City Schools currently employs 55 counselors. Each counselor has met the qualifications for Highly Qualified certification in the field of school counseling. Each school has a Guidance Advisory Council which meets at least twice a year to plan programming and to develop goals and evaluate outcomes for the year. The GAC is composed of school staff, school administrators, parents, and community representatives.


















Mrs. Christie Finley 256.428.6970
Director, Secondary Education Email Mrs. Christie Finley
Ms. Donna Clark 256.428.6925
Coordinator, School Counseling Services Email Ms. Donna Clark


In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the Huntsville City Board of Education will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. For more information contact: Shirley.Wellington@hsv-k12.org.