At Williamsburg Charter High School, we believe that in order for students to be academically successful, their social and emotional needs must be met. We are very proud to have a fully staffed and highly trained counseling department which includes a Director of College Guidance, four academic guidance counselors, two social workers, and a clinical counselor. All members of the counseling team work closely with teachers, students and parents to help guide students’ academic, behavioral and social growth. On a daily basis our social workers and clinical counselor identify problems, such as alcohol and substance abuse, family violence or problems and conflict between students. In response, they use a variety of counseling methods and conflict resolution skills to resolve these problems. The college guidance team which includes the Director of College Guidance and academic guidance counselors, help students find their appropriate educational path and help them stick to it. In doing so, they not only help students choose high school classes that prepare students for their post-graduation plans, but they also assist students in applying to colleges or trade schools by advising them on admission requirements, financial aid and scholarships.
The Williamsburg Charter High School unites youth, families, staff, teachers and the community at large in providing young people with the tools necessary to make sense of the world, preparing them in their journey to become citizens of the local and global community.
Young people will accomplish this through participation in a liberal arts education that includes language, literature, writing, science, history, mathematics, the visual and performing arts, technology and explorations in disciplines designed to teach justice, independent thinking, respect and compassion for themselves and others as well as the skills of critical thinking, communication, and research.