CHS Guidance Department: Help, Advice and Resources While School is Closed

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From Falynn Balassone, CHS Director of Guidance:

March 18, 2020

Dear Columbia High School families,The CHS Counseling Center is here for you! Counselors are available via email and Remind (see contact info below) Mon-Fri 7:55am-3:02pm. Send your counselor an email if you need your transcript sent to any college/university/post-secondary program, if you’d like any of your course requests for next year changed, or even just to check in and say hello.Also, stay tuned for any Counseling updates via the grade level Google Classrooms (Class of 2023-rj4pdba; Class of 2022-vvfgka7; Class of 2021-aovlk2j; Class of 2020-trbwroj)Here is a small sampling of what the Counseling Center will be working on remotely:

  • Creating schedules for the 2020-2021 school year
  • Monitoring graduation progress for the Class of 2020
  • SCOIR (our new college program) training and configuration
  • Updating and improving our programming and procedures

Stay on top of your post-secondary planning!

*GRADES 9-11:  If you haven’t already created a SCOIR account, please do so at Add and invite your parents/guardians, work on your Profile, YouScience career inventory, and search for colleges. Download the SCOIR student app on your phone!

*GRADE 12: Use to search for scholarships.

For academic support, access Khan Academy at

*Mental health support is available through the following resources. In the event of an emergency, please call 911.

-National Suicide Hotline


-2nd floor

*Tips on talking to teenagers about COVID 19:

COUNSELOR CONTACT INFO (Email & Remind codes [Text to 81010])

Balassone (Director)

Akinrolabu Grade 9 @ara0922; Grade 10 @f2he6f; Grade 11 @4k37d6; Grade 12 @akek4

Berrios Grade 9 @wberrio; Grade 10 @298g4ka; Grade 11 @edag88; Grade 12 @d84hg6e

Clyburn Grade 9 @bclyb; Grade 10 @bclybu; Grade 11 @bclybur; Grade 12 @bclyburn

Fleming Grade 9 @9fe3d7; Grade 10 @ag494g9; Grade 11 @ga3664; Grade 12 @7d4dda6

Handler Grade 9 @khandler23; Grade 10 @khandler22; Grade 11 @khandler21; Grade 12 @khandler20

McDowell Grade 9 @fka3gce; Grade 10 @ec969e3; Grade 11 @caa773; Grade 12 @e4778

Mooney-Chavez  Grade 9 @dmooneyc; Grade 10 @dmooneych; Grade 11 @dmooneycha; Grade 12 @36h49g

Renelle  Grade 9 @rene2023; Grade 10 @rene2022; Grade 11 @rene2021; Grade 12 @rene2020

Rucker Grade 9 @chs060; Grade 10 @chs070; Grade 11 @chs050; Grade 12 @chs020

Williams Grade 9 @9bh9fk; Grade 10 @98b72d; Grade 11 @d6b689c; Grade 12 @ebakdg

Mr. Loupis, SAC grades 10 & 11

Mrs. Martinez (Ms. Eustice covering while on leave) SAC Grades 9 & 12 (


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