Student Guidance Counselor

Description and Requirements

Job Title:   MS-HS Guidance Counselor

Reports to: Principal

Department: Academic               

Position Type: Full-Time

Work Hours: 7:45 – 4:00 (M, T, Th)

                 7:45 – 4:30 (W), 7:45 – 3:30(F)



Job Overview:

Responsible to assist and advise students about academic and personal decisions. The Guidance Counselor provides counseling to students, assess the ability and potential in students, and coordinate with fellow professionals on student matters.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Designated 9th and 10th grade counselor
  • Guide 9th-10th graders in high school courses
  • Maintain all academic records for 6th-10th grade
  • Edit, Average and Post all transcripts for 1st through 10th grade
  • Guide high school students and parents when making decisions for the following:
    • Coursework in high and dual credit
    • How to prepare for standardized exams for college entrance
    • Community service requirements and ideas
  • Prepare official and unofficial transcripts for students
  • Counsel students who have not met graduation requirements in regards to summer school and making up of graduation credits
  • Collaborate with administration to produce and amend all policies related to all levels of the middle and high school program
  • Work with Dept Heads to coordinate course work and relevancy of coursework for middle and high school program so that students can easily progress to other grade levels and succeed in the different track programs (Provide Accuplacer material, keep up to date on Texas Graduation Requirements)
  • Schedule and coordinate all SAT/ACT administration
  • Work with outside institutions when preparing students for college admissions exams
  • Prepare statistics for all standardized test scores offered on Campus along with SAT and ACT
  • Prepare statistics for all grade levels every semester
  • Attend all professional development pertaining to College Guidance Counseling
  • Counsel guide parents and students in all grade levels about various educational opportunities
  • Work on credit recovery and follow up of all failed students
  • Generate quarterly failing reports
  • Coordinate mentorship program
  • Responsible for Ronald Reagan Awards
  • Audit 9th and 10th grades
  • Process TSI and Accuplacer form requests
  • Intervene, when necessary, in the academic success of each student.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, Masters degree preferred.
  • Necessary skills include excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational ability and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Experience in counseling is preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of the Academy; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population; knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures.

Position Type

(Full Time)

Start Date


Pay and Benefits

  1.  An annual salary paid monthly - negotiable
  2. 6 paid sick/personal days
  3. Paid Winter and Spring Break
  4. Summer Vacation
  5. Teladoc Access Free
  6. Optional Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance benefits (60 day waiting period)
  7. Professional Development Opportunities
  8. 30% Employee Discount


Name: Samira Siddiqui

Title: HR Coordinator

Email: samira@bhaprep.org

School Information

Brighter Horizons Academy - College Preparatory

3145 Medical Plaza Dr, Garland, TX 75044, USA



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