• From the Guidance Staff: 


         As we begin the 2021-2022 school year, the Guidance Department at Academy of Richmond County would like to welcome back all our students from what was hopefully a healthy, restful, and productive summer. Additionally, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our incoming freshmen and transfer students. We are glad each of you has chosen Academy of Richmond County  and we look forward to working with all of you throughout the year.  We strive for excellence, and in doing so, we hope to provide your student with the help and support that will ensure their educational needs are met whether it is distance learning(Online) or the transitional method of learning (F2F).  We are here for each of you as you strive to adjust to the pandemic that has caused changes made in the way we are learning.


         The philosophy of counseling at Academy of Richmond County is that all students experience academic to their greatest individual degree and graduate college and career ready with a plan to fulfill their post-secondary goals.  The comprehensive, developmental curriculum provided through this program is designed to meet identified needs of students in grades 9 through 12.  The program seeks to promote a positive school climate in which students feel safe, accepted, challenged, and encouraged. Counseling is concerned with the individual, and his or her spiritual, educational, vocational, personal, and social needs. It is a continuous (grades 9-12) process within the school. We view counseling as a team effort which consists of counselors, administrators, teachers, support staff, parents and students.


         Counselor Assignments are for targeted information and consistency amongst the cohort in the areas of academic, social, moral, and emotional issues a student may encounter.  It is imperative that you make an appointment to see your child's counselor unless it is an extreme emergency.  

    • Mrs Cindy Conner --------  All 10, 11, 12th Grade Levels Last Name A-G
    • Mrs Sonya Weaver ------- All 10, 11, 12th Grade Levels Last Name H-O
    • Mrs. Nirja Gupta ---------- All 9th Grade Students 
    • Mrs. Juretta Thomas ----- All 10, 11, 12th Grade Levels Last Name P-Z

          ARC Guidance Support Staff

    •      Mrs. Denise Jenkins ----- Guidance Secretary
    •      Mrs. Dorothy Johnson --- Registrar

         During the school year, a student may be asked to meet with his/her counselor for a variety of reasons including but not limited to the following:

    • Academic: progress/difficulties

    • College counseling and placement

    • Student-Athlete: advice and monitoring

    • Course selection and scheduling

    • Dual Enrollment

    • Social and Peer Issues 

    •      Depression, Stress & Anxiety
    • Conflict Resolution

    • GCIS/Career Counseling/You Science

    • Peer Mediation

    We look forward to the new school year, as well as meeting and seeing you at various guidance related functions we sponsor.  For a list of Calendar of Events, click on the Calender of Events tab, scroll down to activity/workshop list (pending updates).    If questions, please contact us at ext 1571.  The Guidance Office Fax number is (706) 737-7155.   


     Every effort is made by the department to meet as often as possible with each student and be accessible to them at all times. Parents and guardians are also welcome to meet with the counselors via appointments to discuss any concerns they may have. If you would like to make an appointment with your son/daughter's counselor, please scan the barcode below.  


     Also, we have REMIND messages for students to keep up-to-date on various news from the Guidance Department.  Please Text 81010 and enter the codes below to access information from your assigned counselor:

    Conner:    All Grade Levels Last Name A-G - @cbconn

    Thomas:   All Grade Levels Last Name P-Z  - @202210t

    Weaver:   All Grade Levels Last Name H-O  -  @weaveho

    SENIORS ONLY:         @ 2022arc

    Dual Enrollment :      @arcmowr


     Scan Codes


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  • Mrs. Conner
    Cindy Conner
    School Counselor
    ALL 10, 11, 12th Grade Level Last Names----- A-G
    Phone: 706.737.7152 X 1585
    Email: conneci@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us

     Ms. N. Gupta
    Nirja Gupta
    School Counselor (Part-Time: Mondays & Thursdays)
    All 9th Grade Students
    Phone:  706-737-7152 X 1569
    Email:  guptani@boe.richmond,k12.ga.us

    Juretta Thomas
    Juretta Thomas
    School Counselor
    All 10, 11, 12th Grade Level Last Names ---- P-Z
    Phone: 706.737.7152 X 1570

    Sonya Bolden Weaver
    Sonya Weaver 
    School Counselor
    All 10, 11, 12th Grade Level Last Names--- H-O
    Phone: 706.737.7152 X 1586

    Denise Jenkins
    Guidance Secretary
    Phone: 706.737.7152 X 1571

    Dorothy Johnson
    Registrar/Data Specialist
    Phone:  706.737.7152 X 1564
    Email: JohnsDo@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us

    Guidance Office
    FAX # 706.737.7155