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J. Graham Brown School Counseling Mission Statement

The mission of The J. Graham Brown School Counseling Program is to foster respect, individuality, awareness, and accountability in our students by providing systematic and comprehensive school counseling services. Academic, social, and career skills will be nurtured through direct and indirect services ensuring that all students reach their highest potential based on their unique needs and abilities.

The school counselor provides services and expertise to and for the student, teacher, parent, and the community.

Examples of services provided are:  

  • Advocating for ALL students.
  • Developing Guidance Programs to meet students needs.
  • Helping create a positive school environment where children can learn.
  • Offering support during personal crisis.
  • Improving communication between the home and school.
  • Facilitating parent conferences.
  • Identifying deterrents to learning and development.
  • Facilitating individual and group counseling.
  • Guiding students in selection of appropriate placement and course sequence.
  • Offering College and Career guidance.
  • Leading Transition Planning
  • Coordinating efforts and referrals with other school based resources and community agencies. 

When Should Parents Contact Their Child's School Counselor?

  • Concerns about student achievement
  • Special needs and considerations
  • Early discussion and indentification of a crisis
  • Family or student difficulties or concerns
  • Peer relationships 
  • Correct placement in classes and sequences
  • Information related to future career and college planning
  • Arranging teacher or student conferences
  • Information about post-secondary financial assistance and scholarships
  • New school registration and orientation
  • Test Interpretation

Parents can call the school counselor any time they have a concern for their child to schedule a conference.


  • Vogt Scholarship Taking Applications!

    Scholarship winners will receive a one time award of $10,000 to be used for tuition, books, and academic fees at any accredited four-year undergraduate program that leads to a BA/BS degree.

    Qualified applicants include any high school senior attending a JCPS high school who have:

    *Demonstrated leadership in school, extra-curricular and community activities

    *A cumulative (weighted) GPA of 3.2 or higher

    *An ACT score of 25 or higher, or an SAT score of 1200 or higher (redesigned SAT)

    *Completed and/or enrolled in Advanced Placement or equivalent college level curriculum

    o   Student Access and General Tips:

    o   Student Short Essays:

    o   Student Recommendations:

    The application process is completely online. Go here to submit your application!



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  • Scholarship Opportunities


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  • Order your transcript on Parchment!

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  • FAFSA info

    Seniors! If you haven't completed your FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, there is still time. See the attached documents for instructions and best practices. Even if you don't think you will qualify for aide, you must STILL fill out the FAFSA!! Many scholarships are based on FAFSA information, whether or not federal aid is received.

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  • Eastern Kentucky Hosts Open House

    Eastern Kentucky University is hosting an Open House for Juniors and Seniors at The Holiday Inn East on October 24th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Admissions, financial Aid, and faculty will be there to speak with students and parents. Please see attached flyer about the event!

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