Elementary School Counseling

Elementary School Counselor: Kelly Collins

Elementary School Counselor - Kelly CollinsI 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

Grief-Rainbows Curriculum/Program

K–5 Counseling Resources


Career One Stop
Career View
Career Town
Career Fun Links
PAWS—Career videos for young students

Grief and Loss

Hello Grief
National Alliance for Grieving Children



Kid's Health


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.

Kelly Collins
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)