School Counseling and Assessment


    Welcome to the Guidance Office! Our mission as your counselors is to assist you and your teachers in facilitating Vanguard's mission statement and goals for each and every student.


    We would like to invite you to come in and get to know us and the services we offer and those offered from this office. You may come in or call to make an appointment with us. We hope that, together, we can lay a good foundation for future success and achievement by making your years at Vanguard a happy and rewarding learning experience.


    Virtual Guidance Office

    Virtual Guidance Office



    Mrs. Jan Raym                    IB Students (ALL) and 9th Grade A-D   
    Mrs. Kelley Harriss           12th grade & 9th Grade E-K   (Class of 2021) / Counselor Website
    Mrs. Coletta Donovan      10th grade and 9th Grade L-R   (Class of 2023)
    Mrs. Abby Harris               11th grade and 9th Grade S-Z   (Class of 2022)  /  Counselor Website


    School Counselors



    • Help students understand themselves and others
    • Help to identify students with special needs
    • Provide crisis intervention
    • Develop plans to prevent academic/behavioral issues from developing
    • Provide Career Awareness programs
    • Coordinate the efforts of other professionals working for students
    • Provide orientation for students coming to Vanguard for the first time
    • Promote positive attitudes toward persons of diverse cultural, racial, ability, and socioeconomic backgrounds


    The following information should provide you with a better understanding of the role of our guidance personnel. The information will also help you support the work done with your advisor.


    Link to FAFSA Presentation





    Your child's cumulative records are housed in the Guidance Office. If you need to review anything in your child's folder, please call for an appointment to have someone review the contents with you. If you need copies of documents in your child's folder, please call ahead and we will try and have it ready for you to pick up or send it home with your child. If you request more than two copies, a charge will be assessed at five cents per copy. If you are transferring out of Vanguard to another school, we will forward all documents to your child's new school. Once you register at the new school, they will request the records.

    *If you are a non-custodial parent who wishes to have copies of report cards or interim reports please send a self-addressed stamped business envelope to the Guidance Office and we will mail them home to you.



    Registration for Marion County Schools is now completed online. Please visit the New Student Enrollment page to register a new student at Vanguard High School.