NHHS Counseling

Complete the Google Form below to connect with your School Counselor, Social Worker, Graduation Coach, BRCC Career Coach/Liaison, ESL/Migrant High School Success Advocate, NHHS Registrar, or School Nurse.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact Mobile Crisis at 1-888-573-1006, Vaya crisis hotline at 1-800-849-6127, call 988 or go to the nearest emergency room/hospital.

2023-2024 Counselor/Student Service Request

Rising Freshman

Eighth Grade Parents and Guardians!

It’s almost time to register for high school classes for the 2024-2025 school year!

Please check your email for an electronic version of The Freshman Registration Handbook, which includes important dates, course options, course descriptions, and other important class registration information.

2024-2025 Freshman Registration Timeline

  • March 5: 2024-2025 Registration information is distributed via SwiftK, student email, and Google Classrooms.
  • March 7 and 11: Counselors visit ELA classrooms to review the course registration process and expectations for high school and graduation requirements and answer any questions students may have about transitioning to high school. PowerSchool registration opens on the 11th and will remain open until March 15th at 3 pm. Students are responsible for entering their freshmen elective choices (3 courses and 3 alternate courses) in PowerSchool this week. Students may also make changes to submitted requests anytime during this window.
  • March 12: NHHS hosts an information session and North Expo for parents from 6-8 pm at NHHS.
  • March 13: 8th-grade students visit North Expo during Exploratory classes.
  • March 15: PowerSchool Class Registration Portal closes at 3 pm. Students double-check with their ELA teacher that their course requests have been entered in PowerSchool and turn in their Registration Worksheet to their ELA teacher.

Community Resources

Mobile Crisis

Mobile Crisis services provide intensive, on-site response, stabilization and intervention for people of all ages who are experiencing a crisis due to mental health disturbances, developmental disabilities, or addiction: 1-888-573-1006

Blue Ridge Community Health 

Phone Number: 828-692-4289

The United Way

Dial 211 to get connected to local resources.

Counselor Contact Information

The Counseling Department is typically available between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm

– Natalie Anderson

Email Natalie Anderson

– Leigh Leik

Email Leigh Leik

– Leah Boecker

Email Leah Boecker

Sarah Dannals

Email Sarah Dannals

– Julie Holbert

Email Julie Holbert

– Kate Stucke

Email kastucke@hcpsnc.org

– America Moreno Jimenez

Email America Moreno Jimenez

AppCAC College Advisor
– Gabby Galvan

Email: gagalvan@hcpsnc.org

Senior Information


Please check out the NHHS scholarship page. The scholarship page web address has been sent to your student email. Most scholarships will allow recommenders to email letters. Counselors can provide you with a transcript via email. Please contact your counselor or Mrs. Strickland with transcript requests.


What is federal aid? It’s money from the federal government—specifically, the U.S. Department of Education—that helps you pay for college or career school. More than $150 billion in federal student aid is available through grants, work-study, and loans every year.

FAFSA Checklist


Completion of the RDS is required in order to receive in-state tuition as well as state grants at North Carolina colleges and universities, both public and private.

RDS Checklist

College Applications:

Apply to most of North Carolina’s colleges and universities at cfnc.org or visit the school’s website. You may also apply to colleges using The Common Application. Please schedule a digital advisement appointment with your counselor for specific questions. We are happy to help!

Send Your Transcript to colleges and universities using your cfnc.org account. Click Apply – Application Hub – Request a Transcript. Please send requests for out of state colleges to the NHHS registrar, Mrs. Strickland at ksstrickland@hcpsnc.org