Guidance

DCH Guidance Department

757-558-5300

     The Chesapeake School Board affirms that parents are the student’s first teachers and that the public schools should serve to strengthen family and parental support.  Pursuant to the Standards of Quality, guidance and counseling services will be made available to all students enrolled in Chesapeake Public Schools in academics, career choices and personal/social situations.

     Parents may review materials to be used in guidance and counseling programs at their child’s school by making a request tot he principal or their child’s guidance counselor.  The principal or guidance counselor will schedule and appointment for the parent to review the materials.  Parental consent is required for structured individual or small group multi-session counseling of the personal/social domain.  Parental permission is not required for short duration personal/social counseling which is needed to maintain order, discipline, or a productive work environment, or to assist a child in crisis.  Parents are encouraged to contact the school principal or guidance counselor regarding the guidance and counseling program.  You can contact the Deep Creek High Guidance Department at 558-5300.


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Guidance Department Faculty and Responsibilities

Counselor Duties
 All Counselors
  • Counsel Students
  • Enroll and Schedule New Students
  • Schedule Changes
  • Check Senior Credits Against Schedules
  • Assist with Testing
  • Process College Applications and Transcripts
  • Record Review and Maintenance
  • Track SOL Scores
  • CPS Referrals
  • DRS Referrals
  • Parent / Student Conferences
  • Assist Students with Developing an Academic Career Plan
  • Weekly Progress Reports to Parents (When Requested)
Ms. Becki Trant

Guidance Director

Becki Trant: Guidance Director

 

  • Assist with the Master Schedule
  • Create Scheduling Book and Publications
  • Coordinate Scheduling Fairs
  • Compile Data on the Borderline Honor Graduates
  • Coordinate Scheduling Process
  • School Testing Coordinator
  • Coordinate Crisis Intervention Team
  • Synergy Site Manager
  • Track Graduation Cohort
  • NCAA Coordinator
  • Final Transcripts and Parchment Coordinator
  • Truancy Coordinator
Ms. Michael Fitch

Counselor for last names A – CL

Michael Ann Fitch, Guidance Counselor

Schedule an appointment with Ms. Fitch

  • Counselor for last names A – CL
  • Student 2 Student” for Military Connected Students Coordinator
  • Summer Crisis Team Co-Chair
  • Scholarships Chair
  • Failure Letter Coordinator
  • Co-Social Media and Web Page Liaison
  • Book Awards Coordinator
Ms. Ayesha Hughes

Counselor for last names CO-HA

Ayesha Hughes, Guidance Counselor

Schedule an appointment with Ms. Hughes

  • Counselor for Last Names CO – HA
  • Governor’s School
  • PSAT Co-Chair
  • Graduation Coordinator
  • Hugh O’Brien Summer Program Coordinator
  • Freshman Seminar Liaison 
Ms. Lorri Owens

Counselor for Last Names HE – MC

Lorri Owens, Guidance Counselor

Schedule an appointment with Ms. Owens

  • Counselor for Last Names HE – MC
  • PSAT Chairperson
  • Student to Student” for Military Connected Students Co-Chair
  • AP Test Coordinator
  • Threat Assessment Plan
Ms. Karin Merritt

Vocational Counselor

CCST Counselor for Last Names ME – SH

Karrin Williams, Guidance Counselor

Schedule an appointment with Ms. Merritt

  • Counselor for Last Names ME – SH 
  • ASVAB Testing Coordinator
  • Career Fair Coordinator
  • Career Counselor Liaison
  • Chesapeake Career Center Liaison
  • GED / ISAEP Program Liaison
  • Workplace Readiness Coordinator
  • Virginia Wizard Coordinator
  • Employment Programs Coordinator
  • Work Keys & CRC Testing Liaison
  • Academic Career Plan Coordinator
Ms. Brittany Nelson

Counselor for last names SI – Z

Brittany Nelson

  • Counselor for Last Names SI – Z
  • Homebound Coordinator
  • Crisis Intervention Coordinator
  • Threat Assessment Team Member
  • More than SADD Coordinator
  • College Visit Coordinator
  • ASPIRE Program Liaison
  • Virginia Pilot Awards
  • Social Media and Website Coordinator
  • ESTAT Coordinator 
Ms. Kathi Hite

Science & Medicine Academy Students Counselor for Last Names A-Z

English Language Learners Counselor for Last Names A – Z

Kathy Hite, Guidance Counselor

Schedule an appointment with Ms. Hite

  • SMA Program Counselor
  • English Language Learners (ELL) Counselor
  • Residential Governor’s School Program Coordinator
  • Foreign Exchange Program Coordinator
  • Dual Enrollment and Gifted & Talented Program Liaison
  • Early College Scholars & Presidential Awards Coordinator
  • Foreign Language Biliteracy Seal Coordinator
  • Summer School Registration Coordinator
  • SOL Testing Coordinator Assistant
  • Teachers for Tomorrow Coordinator
Ms. Jessica Glosser

Guidance Secretary

Jessica Glosser, Guidance Secretary

  • General Clerical Duties
  • Student Residency Verification
  • Records Manager
  • Point of Contact for Transcripts
  • Enrollment / Withdrawal Manager
Mr. Gabriel Hall
  • ACCESS Advisor (Monday through Friday)
Mr. Carter Youmanns
  • TCC Career Coach (Tuesday)

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Chesapeake Public Schools Enrollment Information

Chesapeake Public Schools’ Enrollment Webpage

Enrollment Brochure

Click Here for a Printable Version of the Information Below

DCH Phone Number for Student Enrollment:  757-558-5300

Guidance Fax Number:  757-558-5346

To enroll a student in Deep Creek High School, please visit the Chesapeake Public Schools Office of Enrollment & Attendance Webpage, then scroll down and click on the Online Registration Icon.  This is the beginning of the enrollment process.

Please upload or email the following documents to Lisa Cuccurullo, Guidance Secretary, at .

The following items are required to enroll a student in Deep Creek High School:

  • Birth Certificate or equivalent (required)
  • Parent/Guardian Photo ID (required)
  • Custody orders signed by a judge (if applicable)
  • Foster Care Papers (if applicable)
  • Proof of Residency (required) – Gas, water or electric bill showing usage within the last 30 days…If you cannot provide the required proof of residency, please contact the Office of Student Enrollment & Attendance at 757-547-0545.
  • Student Discipline Record from the last school attended (required)
  • Final 8th Grade report card (for rising 9th graders)
  • Immunization record (Required)
  • Withdrawal/Transfer grades from last school attended (required)
  • 504 Plan (if applicable)
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for students receiving Special Education Services (if applicable)

*** You must contact the Office of Student Enrollment & Attendance if the Following Applies to You: ***

  • You just purchased a home (no utility bill)
  • You just leased a home / apartment (no utility bill)
  • You are living with a Chesapeake Resident
  • Your utility bills are included in your rent
  • You are 18 years of age and emancipated
  • You are living in a hotel / motel
  • There is a custody situation
  • Military Power of Attorney
  • Requesting a zone waiver
  • Requesting Senior Privilege
  • Homeless / McKinney-Vento
  • Foster Care Students

If you have any questions, please contact the DCH Guidance Office at 757-558-5300

Guidance Fax Number 757-558-5346