Elementary School Counseling
Elementary School Counselor: Kelly Collins
I am so excited to work with the K–5 students this year! I have a BS in early childhood education and a MS in school counseling. There are many opportunities for students to participate in the counseling program through grade-specific career awareness lessons, weekly character education assemblies, and small groups for extra support. I'm looking forward to a great year here at GCA.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
2017–2018 Elementary School Counseling Program Year at a Glance
Character Education—Core Essentials
The core essentials curriculum is based on monthly values that set the stage for a common language to be used across the entire school. Each month's activities—weekly assemblies, videos, and communications—all center on a value word and its application. Values support the three big ideas: Treat others right, make smart decisions, and maximize your potential.
Student assemblies are on Mondays at 12:30 PM. The sessions are held live and are recorded.
K–5 Career Awareness Recording Schedule in OLS:
Kindergarten: Mondays, 9–9:30 AM on 9/11, 9/18, 9/25
1st Grade: Thursdays, 11–11:30 AM on 8/24, 8/31, 9/7
2nd Grade: Fridays, 10:30–11:00 AM on 9/1, 9/8, 9/15
3rd Grade: Fridays, 10–10:30 AM on 10/6, 10/13, 10/20
4th Grade: Fridays, 10:30–11:00 AM on 11/3, 11/10, 11/17
5th Grade: Fridays, 12–12:30 PM on 10/6, 10/13, 10/20
5th Grade Career Portfolio Information
5th Grade Career Portfolio Due
5th Grade Career Portfolio Presentations
Make-Up 5th Grade Oral Career Portfolio Presentations
Counseling Special Programs/Activities
Fire Prevention Week Program/Assembly—October 9–13, 2017
Red Ribbon Week Program/Assembly—October 23–27, 2017
Career Day Assembly—March 22, 2018 9 AM – 2 PM
Anti-Bullying Month—October 2017
The Kindness Challenge—February 12–16, 2018
Teacher/IC Referral Support—As needed
Student Small Group Support—Groups as needed
K–5 Counseling Resources
Grief and Loss
Chick-fil-A Student and Family Activities
Little Parachutes—Story books to help young children with life's challenges.
Grief Camps for Kids
Camp Braveheart is a day camp for children and youth who have experienced the death of a close friend or family member.
Camp Magik is a camp for kids who have lost a loved one.
Elementary School Counselor
404.334.4790, ext. 626
GCA Counseling Mission
The mission of Georgia Cyber Academy's Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive guidance program that will assist all students in acquiring the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, and lifelong learners. The student services program is an integral part of the school's total program with a commitment to individual uniqueness and the maximum development of human potential. The program addresses the personal/social, educational, and career needs and desires of all GCA high school students. The department's ultimate goal is for students to graduate with the competencies necessary to be able to make self-directed, realistic, and responsible decisions and to be successful contributors to society. (Guidelines adapted from the ASCA National Model)