Counseling Office

What Is A School Counselor?

School counselors, referred to as "guidance counselors" in the past, help every student improve academic achievement, personal and social development, and career planning. School counselors in the 21st century are highly trained educators in pre K-12 settings who uphold ethical and professional standards to design, implement, and manage comprehensive, developmental, results-based school counseling programs that promote and enhance student success. School counselors address the academic and developmental needs of all students, not just those in need, by collaborating with students, parents, school staff and the community. - American School Counselor Association

Galileo's School Counseling Program

High school is the final transition into adulthood and the world of work as students begin separating from parents and exploring and defining their independence. Students are deciding who they are, what they do well, and what they will do when they graduate. Galileo's counseling program seeks to provide students with a supportive environment in which they can cultivate the tools for personal growth. These include assisting with problem-solving and decision-making skills, as well as developing self-esteem and self-worth. The counseling program also seeks to enable students to value themselves as individuals, and to explore the opportunities around them, both within the Galileo community and beyond. The goal is to assist students, parents, and teachers with what they need to facilitate the academic journey to graduation.

College Visits and Scholarship Opportunities

College Application Preparation Documents

College Visits and Events


College Application Week

College Application Week Schedule

FastWeb Scholarships

Senior Questionnaire for Counselor


Senior Self Rating Form
Transcript Request Form

Important Forms for All Students College and Career Planning Resources

Schedule Change Request Form

Student Checklist by Grade Level

College And Career Planning
College Application Checklist
Affordable Colleges in Virginia
Resume Hero

Information for Juniors and Seniors College Application/Preparation Websites

Junior & Senior Parent Night

Junior/Senior Night Presentation

Junior PowerPoint

Senior PowerPoint

CSS Profile


Online College Programs in Virginia

SAT/ACT Testing Information Important Academic Links

College Test Entrance Information

SAT/ACT Test Info

SAT/ACT Fee Waiver

SAT/ACT Test Schedule

Piedmont Governor’s School for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Webpage

Virginia Department of Education Graduation Requirements

Office of Exceptional Children Web page

Graduate of Distinction Web page



SAT Prep

Request Transcipts