• A.R. Johnson Counseling Department

    Take a look at our October Newsletter!
    Open Monday-Friday

    8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    (706) 823-6933

    Counselor for Grades 10-12

    Dr. Chris Baxter
    Ext. 1871

    Counselor for Grades 6-9

    Emily Kelm
    Ext. 1872

    Counseling & Attendance Secretary

    Mrs. Doris Wearing
    Ext. 1




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    On November 18th we will be visiting

    Augusta University and East Georgia State College!

    Click the link below to sign up.


    This college visit is open to any junior or senior interested in attending AU or EGSC.

    *Students must complete all missing assignments in Canvas prior to travel date*


  • Preparing for College:

    Step 1: Complete a FAFSA application for financial aid (Now Open!)
    (Even if you're paying for college yourself)


    Step 2: Apply.

    Augusta University          Augusta Tech

    GMC     East Georgia State College

    (or somewhere else)


    Step 3: Find scholarships & grants.

    Check out this
    Long List of Scholarship Opportunities
    and this
    More Scholarships



    SAT Testing Dates & Other Info




    ACT Testing Dates & Other Info





    Questions about dual enrollment?

    Click the link in the task bar to the left
    or make a visit to Dr. Baxter's office.


    Important Dates from Augusta University Dual Enrollment


    Now that the semester is fully underway, we wanted to remind you of a few upcoming important dates related to Dual Enrollment here at Augusta University.

    • October 10 – Midterm
    • October 13 and 14 – Fall Pause (No Classes/Administrative Office Open)
    • October 17 – Last day to withdraw from a course without penalty (students who withdraw after this date will receive a WF, or Withdrawal Fail for the class)
    • October 19 – Registration Opens for Dual Enrollment students
    • November 23 and 24 – Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes/Administrative Offices Closed)
    • December 7 – Classes End
    • December 8 – Reading Day (No Classes/Administrative Offices Open) 
    • December 12 to 15 – Final Exams 
    • December 19 – Grades Due (an official transcript will be sent to your high school the following week)
    • The Academic Calendar is a great resource for additional dates of importance.

  • HOPE & Zell Miller Scholarships


    Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Scholarship

    (For students who have parents/guardians who work for SRNS)

    (Come to the school counseling office for details)


    Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

    (Come to the school counseling office for details)


    Watson Brown Foundation



  • FAQ

    Where do I get a waiver for the SAT or ACT?

    SAT waivers are provided by Vice Principal Knox.
    ACT waivers are provided by Ms. Grove.
    All waivers must be signed by a parent and returned.


    When can I see my counselor?

    You are welcome to drop in anytime our office is open.
    If your counselor is unavailable, please
    fill out a blue form and leave it with Mrs. Wearing. 





    The vision of the A.R. Johnson School Counseling Program is that all students experience academic success to their greatest individual degree and graduate college and career ready with a plan and the skills necessary to fulfill their post-secondary goals. Students feel safe, accepted, challenged, and encouraged while enrolled in school and into adulthood. The comprehensive curriculum provided through this program is designed to meet the developmental needs of students in grades pre-K through 12.



    The mission of the A.R. Johnson School Counseling Program is to facilitate the development of individuals who are successful learners and have the skills necessary to thrive in the everyday world by providing all students with appropriate, data-driven interventions focusing on academic achievement, career exploration and social/emotional growth.