9th Grade Programs

  • Fall Freshman Parent Night #1: September 26
  • Fall Freshman Classroom Guidance & Counselors’ Welcome: Knowing Your #s for Academic Success-Grad Reqs, Tracking Credits, Power of Zeroes, Goal Setting (September)
  • 9th Grade BRIDGE Law Benchmark Activity: Career Interest Inventory (January)
  • Spring Freshman Classroom Guidance: 4 Year Academic Plan (February)
  • Spring Freshman Parent Night #2: February 6
  • 9th Grade Course Registration Blitz: Counselors assist students individually with course selection for the upcoming school year (Feb-March)
  • Signs of Suicide Classroom Guidance: Suicide prevention program designed to 1) decrease suicide and suicide attempts by increasing student knowledge and adaptive attitudes about depression, 2) encourage personal help-seeking and/or help-seeking on behalf of a friend, 3) reduce the stigma of mental illness and acknowledge the importance of seeking help or treatment. CHS counseling adopted this program in 2006 and continues to deliver it to all students in conjunction with the Health course curriculum. (December and March)


10th Grade Programs

  • Fall Sophomore Classroom Guidance: Cyber-Safety (November)
  • Sophomore Parent Night: February 27
  • Spring Sophomore Classroom Guidance: PSAT Score Interpretation/Online Tools & Resources for Test Prep & College Search (February)
  • 10th Grade BRIDGE Law Benchmark Activity: Move On When Ready opportunities (November)
  • 10th Grade Course Registration Blitz: Counselors assist students individually with course selection for the upcoming school year (Feb-March)


11th Grade Programs

  • Junior Parent Night: October 24
  • Fall Junior Classroom Guidance: College Selectivity-What Factors Colleges Consider in Admissions (October)
  • 11th Grade BRIDGE Law Benchmark Activity: Virtual College Search (October)
  • Junior Advisement Meetings: Individual Graduation Status Check/Post-Secondary Planning (November – February)
  • Spring Junior Classroom Guidance: Finding the Right Fit-What Factors Student Should Consider in Their College Search Process (January-February)
  • 11th Grade Course Registration Blitz: Counselors assist students individually with course selection for the upcoming school year (Feb-March)


12th Grade Programs

  • Senior Blitz: Graduation Status Check (August)
  • Senior Parent Night: September 12
  • Fall Senior Classroom Guidance: College Application Process (September)
  • Apply to College Day: October 26
  • Spring Senior Classroom Guidance: Scholarships and Financial Aid (January)
  • 12th Grade BRIDGE Law Benchmark Activity/Senior Exit Survey: Documenting Post-Secondary Plans (April – May)
  • College Signing Day: (April)


Counseling Programs Reaching Students in Grades 9th–12th Graders

  • College Week: October 24 – 28
  • New Student Support Group (year-long)
  • Financial Aid Night: November 28
  • Move On When Ready Night (MOWR): November 8
  • College Application Groups
  • New Student Liaison Program
  • College and Career Center
  • Scholarship Club
  • Counselor Advisory Council (includes students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members)
  • College Representative Visits (Grades 11-12)
  • College Fairs/Campus Visits (Grades 11-12)


Rising 9th Grade Programs


  • Rising Freshman Parent Night: January 23
  • 8th Grade Visitation Days: January TBA

Additional School Counseling Services


  • Academic Advisement
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Career Guidance and Exploration
  • Summer School Information
  • Community Agency Referrals
  • Academic Skill Building
  • Collaboration with Teachers, Administrators, School Social Worker, and School Psychologist
  • Care Team Referrals
  • Post-Secondary Planning and Advising
  • SAT and ACT Information
  • Crisis Interventions
  • Foreign Exchange Program
  • Dual Enrollment Information
  • New Student Enrollments



2016-17 Centennial High School Counseling Department Staff
Last Names Beginning With Counseling Staff E-mail Address
A – Cas Zyer Beaty BeatyZ@fultonschools.org
Cat – Harp Nsikan Ekpo EkpoN@fultonschools.org
Harq- Mep Heidi Graver GraverH@fultonschools.org
Meq – Sal Melissa Freeman FreemanMA@fultonschools.org
Sam – Z Hella Peart Peart@fultonschools.org
Counseling Office Secretary Getra White WhiteF@fultonschools.org
Registrar Isabel Lopez Lopezi@fultonschools.org
Graduation Coach Maria Jiram JiramM@fultonschools.org
School Counseling Intern Anna Martirosyan (UGA)  


School Social Worker Erika Cohen CohenED@fultonschools.org