School Counseling

  • Every school provides guidance and counseling services to all students. Read 324P - School Guidance and Counseling Programs.


    We are dedicated to helping students:

    • find success in all aspects of their high school experience
    • stretch themselves academically
    • prepare for their future educational and career pursuits
    • develop good decision-making skills that will last a lifetime

    Counselor Assignments

    A counselor is assigned to each student to help him/her address the academic, career, and personal needs of adolescence.

    Ms. Jenny Carson,
    9th Grade (A-Z)

    Mr. Gary Arthur, Director,
    10th-12th Grade (A-B)

    Ms. Lisa Geisler,
    10th-12th Grade (C-Je)

    Mrs. Wendy Zubi,
    10th-12th Grade (Ji-Ra)

    Mrs. Kama Dawson,
    10th-12th Grade (Re-Z)

    Additional School Counseling Staff

    Dual Enrollment - Information, tuition fees and forms for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.

    Class of 2027 Rising 9th Grade Presentation

    2023-24 Senior Parent Presentation

    Local Scholarship Form - Complete the Local Scholarship Form by March 15, 2024, to apply for JWHS local scholarships.

    Scholarships for Seniors - Learn more about scholarship opportunities for seniors.

    Scholarships and Programs for Underclassmen - Learn more about scholarship opportunities for underclassmen.

    College/Military Visits - Representatives from colleges, trade schools, branches of the military, etc. visit our school to provide information and answer student questions.

    Senior Checklist

    Senior Email Sign Up for Parents - receive weekly emails on scholarships, college visits, etc. 

    Student Scholastic Records Access Roster - School officials who may access student records without prior authorization.

    Financial Aid - Learn more about student aid and find helpful resources.

    Transfer Virginia  Transfer Virginia is an initiative to provide transparency and access throughout the college transfer process.  Through the Transfer Virginia portal, we strive to provide consistent and current information from all partner institutions.  You can research, plan, and organize your transfer journey using the information and resources available within this portal from Virginia institutions. 

  • AP Exam Registration

    From October 9-20, students may register to take Advanced Placement (AP) exams (the registration form will open on October 9). 

    The cost of taking each AP exam is $98. The final payment will be due before March 8, 2024.

    AP exams will be administered during the three-week exam windows of May 6-10, May 13-17, and May 22-24, 2024. Transportation to and from the exam site will be the responsibility of the student/family. Additional details regarding the testing process will be shared in the spring. For more information, contact the school counseling department or visit