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Counselor’s Corner

paulaharrisAs School Counselor at Highland Springs Technical Center, Ms. Paula Harris, collaborates with the faculty, administration, and parents to provide counseling services which align with state and national standards. Ms. Harris offers a school counseling program which addresses student’s academic, career personal, and social needs. She provides a nurturing and safe environment to assist students with their goals from secondary to postsecondary education and the world of work. She strongly encourages students to become lifelong learners!

Ms. Harris serves on Henrico County’s Career and Technical Education recruitment team; traveling to all nine high schools to promote career and technical education.

Helpful College- Career Websites

Department of Education:

College Foundation of North Carolina-

Future Educators:

College Information

*College search: and

*SAT: ; some colleges require the Subject Tests


*SAT/ACT Prep Website:

*SAT Prep: www.khanacademy

*College Applications:

*College Applications: /

Common Black Application: Apply to 36 HBCU member institutions and pay a 1-time fee of $35.00.


Where to Go when you need a helping hand!!!

Alcoholics Anonymous: 355-1212

Child Protective Services- 501-5437

Child Abuse & Neglect- 1-800-552-7096

Runaway Hotline: 1-800-448-4663

Sexual Abuse Hotline: 1-800-552-7079

One Call One Community (domestic abuse)- 804-612-6126 (anonymous)

YWCA Hotline: 643-0888 (domestic abuse)- anonymous / 1-866-331-9474

Safe Harbor Shelter(domestic abuse)-24-hour hotline: 287-7877

Henrico East Health Clinic- 652-3190

Virginia Treatment Center- Mental health- 828-3129

Henrico Mental Health: 727-8484/8500 or 222-2607

St. Joseph’s Villa Outpatient Counseling: 393-6914

Crisis Stabilization Unit St. Joseph’s Villa Hotline: 874-9119

HPS Parent Resource Center- 343-6523

Runaway Hotline: 1-800-448-4663

Free Grief Support:

Comfort Zone Camp: / 1-866-488-5679

Full Circle: / 912-2947

Christmas Mother- 236-9741

McKinney-Vento Act- Homeless- see your school counselor

United Way (statewide information and referral)- 211

Free eye glasses- Lions Club- 746-8836 or Vision USA: 1-800-766-4466

Red Cross- 780-2250