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.

Ms. Cynthia Matthews, Director of

Grades 9-12

Students with last names beginning with: A -G


Ms. Tammie Christie, HS Guidance Counselor

Grades 9-12

Students with last names beginning with: H-M

Ms. Aixa Jamison, HS Guidance Counselor –

Grades 9-12

Students with last names beginning with: N – Z


Ms. Rosa Myles, MS Guidance Counselor

Grade 8 & Grade 7 (Students with last names beginning with: M-Z)


Ms. Monica Bennett, MS Guidance Counselor –

Grade 6 & Grade 7 (Students with last names beginning with: A – L)


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Dual Enrollment Important Dates 2023.2024

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid is money to help pay for college or career school.  There are four main ways to look for money to help pay for your post-secondary education:

  1. Federal Aid
  2. State Aid
  3. Institutional Aid (from the college or career school)
  4. Scholarships


  1. Federal Aid

Submitting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the only way to get federal aid, including the Pell grants, work-study programs, and federal student loans.  You also often need to file the FAFSA to qualify for state and institutional aid, such as scholarships.

The FAFSA is a free application and only takes about 30 minutes to complete!

Each year, the FAFSA opens October 1st for seniors to complete at:

  • All seniors are to complete the application if they are attending a university, college, technical college, or enlisting in the military.
  • If you are planning on starting in the summer you will also complete the FAFSA application
  • All seniors need to complete the FAFSA during the fall of their senior year.
  • Some colleges have priority FAFSA deadlines-Submit your FAFSA in October to try and earn the most money possible for college! (first come, first serve)
  • Many colleges will not consider you for merit aid unless you complete the FAFSA! Apply even if you don’t think you will qualify!


  1. State Aid

The FFAA (Florida Financial Aid Application) is a free application that could help seniors qualify for state grants and scholarships and also includes the Bright Futures Scholarship.


  1. Institutional Aid

Institutional aid, unlike federal or state aid, is money from your college or university.  It is often available to incoming students (seniors) as well as current students at the college.

The first step to applying for institutional aid is completing the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Many colleges and universities use this form to determine what need-based aid, grants, loans, or scholarships they may offer a student.

Check the financial aid websites of the colleges/universities you are applying to for information regarding priority deadlines and additional scholarship applications.

For example:

IRSC Financial Aid Website:

IRSC Foundation Website:

  1. Scholarships

All grade levels can search and apply for scholarships! Check out the scholarship tab to start searching and applying for scholarships!

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  • Raise Me
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    • These bite-sized scholarships are called “Micro-Scholarships”.  When students add achievements to their Portfolio on, they could be eligible to earn Micro-Scholarships towards partner colleges.  These achievements can include good grades, participating in clubs, playing on a sports team, volunteering, or even starting a club. They can include AP or IB courses, honors classes, and college-level courses, too.
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    • Once you find a scholarship listed for your college-check the college’s financial aid website for more information.
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