Counseling Department

The Counselors at Norcross High School work with students one-on-one, through classroom guidance, and in small groups. Students seek services for a host of issues, both psychosocial and educational in nature. A counselor's caseload is determined by the student's last name and grade level.  

Registration Information
Appointment Procedures

Course Descriptions (Choice Book) 

NHS Course Offerings for 2014 - 2015

Dual Enrollment

School Code for NHS - 112280

General Information

Phone: 770-447-2648
Fax: 770-582-7563

Counselor Caseload
Joe Culpepper 9th grade A-I
Candace McRae 9th grade J-Mo
Ashley Morris

9th grade Mp-Z

Lucy Murcia 10th - 12th grade A-Dar
Phyllis Gerard 10th - 12th grade Das-Hoy
Rick Donahue 10th - 12th grade Hoz-Mit
Nsikan Ekpo 10th - 12th grade Miu - Rz

Brent Henderson              (Dept. Chair)

10th - 12th grade S - Z



Special Programs

GHP is a six week, all expenses paid, educational experience for students to explore areas of interest in a unique summer program. Sophomores and juniors are nominated in academic, fine arts or technical areas. A student must have an overall 3.0 GPA and a 4.0 GPA in the subject area of nomination. If the student succeeds through a series of tests, interviews and auditions on the county and state levels he/she will be invited to participate in this very challenging and rewarding program. The PSAT is mandatory for participation in the selection process.
The Georgia Legislature administers this prestigious recognition opportunity. This is recognition only - no funding is awarded. Meeting the criteria does not guarantee selection. The criteria for application is set each year by the Legislature. Application is usually in February. The requirements as specified last year are as follows:

1360 SAT or 31 ACT score

Earned 22 units of credit in four years including:

  • 3 units in science (of which 1 unit must be in chemistry or physics)
  • 4 units in math (of which 1 unit must be in Algebra II)
  • 3 units in social studies (including economics, citizenship, world history and U.S. history)
  • 4 units in English language
  • 2 units of foreign language

The student will have pursued academic study in visual art, music, dance, theater or other art areas. In all work taken in grades 9-12, the student either has maintained a 3.75 average on a 4.0 scale OR ranks in the upper 10% of the graduating class. The student has maintained 95% attendance in grades 9-12. During grades 9-12, the student has participated in three interscholastic events OR has achieved significant recognition in interscholastic events. The student has assumed leadership in at least two extracurricular activities sponsored by the school. The student is registered to vote if he/she is 18 years old. The student shows evidence of self-esteem and concern for others in day-to-day activities. The student has assumed leadership in youth activities outside the school. 


Grayson Technology Program Descriptions

Grayson Technical Education Program Website



College and Career Planning

Testing Information

School Code for NHS - 112280

College Entrance Exams (SAT & ACT)

Advanced Placement Information

SAT Information

ACT Information

  • Students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program at NHS are entitled to limited fee waivers for SAT and ACT testing.
  • Students can receive two fee waivers for the ACT and two fee waivers for the SAT during their junior or senior year.
  • Students can also receive two fee waivers for SAT Subject Tests during grades 9-12.
  • Before registering for the test, students should visit the counseling office to obtain these fee waivers.
  • The student's counselor will sign and complete the waiver with appropriate school codes.

Testing Tips

Financial Resources

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


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