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.


Parents and Students,

If you participate in the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch program, PLEASE see your school counselor. You may be eligible for fee waivers to help pay for ACT, SAT, NCAA and college application fees.


ALL scholarships will be posted in Naviance and updated throughout the year. If you need login information, please see your school counselor.


Check out the 2015-2016 Huntsville City Schools College and Career Guide listed under "Downloads."



2015-2016 ACT Test Dates 

Website: http://www.actstudent.org/   


Test Date


Registration Deadline


Late Fee Required


December 12, 2015


November 6, 2015


Nov. 7-20, 2015


February 6, 2016


January 8, 2016


January 9-15, 2016


April 9, 2016


March 4, 2016


March 5-18, 2016


June 11, 2016


May 6, 2016


May 7-20, 2016








What You Need To Know

  •  Cost of the exam - $39.50 (without writing); $56.50(with writing)
  • Students who participate in a Federal Free/Reduced Lunch   program may be eligible for fee waivers to help pay for ACT, SAT, NCAA   and college application fees. PLEASE contact your school  counselor for more information.
  • All Juniors will take the state funded ACT Plus Writing on April 19, 2016

Free ACT Prep Resources

  • Appleton ACT Afterschool Prep is available two days per week at each high school – please see your school counselor for sign-up and information about dates and topics.









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.