The guidance staff provides a comprehensive guidance program that supports the mission of the school in partnership with local staff, families, and the community. Counselors will assist all students in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers, and lifelong learners. The ultimate goal of the guidance program is for students to graduate with the competencies necessary to make self-directed, realistic and responsible decisions and to be successful contributors to society.

Counseling and guidance services are delivered as part of a team approach that requires professional school counselors who provide direct services to students and who are responsible for overall program direction and content.

  • guiding and counseling individual students and groups through the development of academic, personal/social, and career plans
  • counseling small groups and individuals in need
  • organizing and leading large group guidance units, session, and activities to assist teachers with student academic, personal/social, and career needs
  • referring students to appropriate community agencies for special services in consultation with their parents
  • coordinating the administration of state and local assessments and testing

The school counselor will work cooperatively and collaboratively with administrators, teachers, and district staff to follow the St. Lucie county K-12 Comprehensive Developmental Guidance Program.

For the K-12 college and career readiness provider, Naviance, click here.

For the 2017 Senior Handbook College Application Procedures, click here.


Cynthia Matthews, Director of Guidance

Grades 9-12

Students with last names beginning with : A -L


Cheryl Allen, HS Guidance Counselor

Grades 9-12

Students with last names beginning with: M – Z


Tom Peters, MS Guidance Counselor

Grades 6 -8

Students with last names beginning with: A-L


Delores Johnson, MS/HS Guidance Counselor

Grades 6-8

Students with last names beginning with: M-Z


Joe Crisci, Registrar
Lori Adams, Data Specialist
Susan Salvador, Guidance Clerk


Guidance News

Students, remember the last day of the school year is June 5th. The school year is not over. You must pass your required classes for this final semester in order to earn credits. Seniors, don’t let “seniorities” derail your graduation. Remember all coursework and final grades need to be posted for Florida Virtual School students by Monday, May 1.

Seniors, there are still scholarships available. Please check the Guidance hallway for notifications, as well as the Education Foundation Scholarships (found on the St. Lucie County School website).

Seniors, all letters of college acceptance, whether you plan to attend or not, should be turned into Mrs. Salvador, Guidance Clerk, Front office. All scholarship award letters should be given to Mr. Gray, Room 251.

Seniors, if you have registered for the Bright Futures Scholarship, March was the month that Early Evaluation decisions were made. The results are posted on your online account under the Financial Aid Recipient History. If you haven’t applied for the Bright Futures Scholarship, do so even if you are working toward meeting test score requirements or volunteer service hours. Apply at: www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org. You will also need to complete the FAFSA, which can be found at: www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Students, the registration window for registering for Summer and Fall classes began Thursday, March 30. Please be sure that your P.E.R.T. scores have been turned in to your counselor before this date to ensure enrollment for the coming sessions for the classes, times, and locations of your choice.