Houston Christian High School counselors adhere to a Biblical model of counseling whose purpose is to guide and support students so that they develop their God given potential, culminating in successful college preparation and placement. Every student's educational, spiritual, emotional and physical well being is a priority. HC counselors have an open door policy which is meant to encourage students to frequently talk with their counselor about personal or academic concerns or simply discuss the latest news or sporting events. The counselors recognize their primary obligation for confidentiality is to the student, but balances that obligation with an understanding of the legal and inherent rights of parents and guardians.
One of the mottos in the counseling office is "college choice…more than a bumper sticker." When it comes to college guidance, HC counselors claim that no student can graduate from HC and honestly claim ‘I didn't know that'!
"The HC Counseling Department has been incredibly supportive and informative. As a parent, the counseling department has been a true blessing and most beneficial contact I have had with our school. Our counseling staff is friendly, professional, encouraging and dedicated to helping students increase in independence and find the right college fit. They are available to help with the academic bumps students encounter during their high school journey and help them navigate their way through the college application process. In addition, we sure do love and utilize the College Counsel Handbook. I encourage everyone to use this outstanding resource.
When I asked my college freshman daughter her favorite part of HC, she said, "I love the counselors and I had really great teachers.” I believe the guidance our family has received will have a long-term valuable impact."
- Gayla and Scott Thompson, with Adrianna (Class of 2012)