Jackson County Public Schools District Information

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Student Support Center

The Student Support Center is home to the School Social Worker, School Counselors, Freshman Academy, and Student’s Academic Records. We are here to address and support the needs of our students and their families. We maintain open lines of communication between students, faculty, parents/families, and the community. Below is a brief description of the services we provide. All Student Support Center staff are dedicated to helping students find success in school. If there is anything that we can do to help you take care of problems, accomplish goals, and be successful, please don't hesitate to let us know!


Academic Records

Student Support Center staff can assist you with access to the Parent Portal, transcripts, report cards, cumulative records, etc. If you have a question about your student’s current grades, we recommend that you contact your student’s teacher. For more information about academic records contact Dee Ann Brooks.

Freshman Academy

The Freshman Academy was designed by SMHS faculty and administration specifically to help our students with important transition from 8th grade to 9th grade. The academy has three main components: freshman core classes and teachers, the freshman incentive program, and the freshman coordinator. For more information check out the Freshman Academy page, or contact Freshman Coordinator April DeBord.

School Counseling

As school counselors, we are dedicated to assisting all of our students in reaching their full potential. We work to address the needs of our students by helping them in career planning and exploration, knowledge of self and others, and educational/vocational development through individual planning, counseling curriculum, responsive services, individual counseling, and support services. These services include but are not limited to assistance with class schedules, college applications, financial aid, scholarships, academic/social/personal counseling, peer mediation, etc. For information contact your student’s school counselor; last names A-K: Kaye Anderson, last names L-Z: Paige Brooks.

School Social Worker

The school social worker can assist you with questions about your student’s attendance, homebound services, and in meeting your student's needs. For example, students can get assistance with school supplies, hygiene products, clothes, and even prom dresses. The school social worker acts as the school’s liaison to community services and can provide referrals when needed, and also works with community programs like the Christmas Connection, Shop with a Cop, and more. For more information contact Linda Wittekind.


Fax: (828) 586-2374

Derinda Morgan

Data Manager
(828) 586-2177 ext. 2501

Kaye Anderson

School Counselor
All Students, A-F
(828) 586-2177 ext. 2505

Paige Brooks

School Counselor
All Students, P-Z
(828) 586-2177 ext. 2504

Stacy Macke

School Counselor
All Students, G-O
(828) 586-2177 ext. 2502

April DeBord

Freshman Coordinator
(828) 586-2177 ext. 2503