Counseling

GAEC has three school counselors: a High School counselor, a Middle School counselor, and a Drug/Crisis counselor. Students and their families can receive a wide range of services from our counselors such as:

  • group and individual guidance
  • crisis intervention
  • caree development
  • community referrals

Garland AEC offers two Thursday Evening programs:

  • The Family Education Program (Substance Abuse)
  • The Anger Management Program

We are currently offering an on-line program instead of the in-person program. Students are parents will be notified every week on how to attend this session.

BOTH the student and parent are required to attend.

Most secondary students* currently at GAEC can earn a reduction in their time at our campus by attending either program. Program material is not suited for elementary age or younger. No child care is provided. Please contact Program Facilitators for more details:

Evelyn A. Stone, LCSW-S, CFLE ~ Drug/Crisis Counselor - FEP Substance Abuse Program

Jim Wood, LPC, High School Counselor - Anger Management Program

Stacey Dupree, LPC, Middle School Counselor - Anger Management/Drug Awareness

*Please note, there are some students who may not qualify for a reduction.

Referrals

If a student or family requests additional services, our counseling staff will be happy to provide a list of referral resources in the area.

Advisory

Counselors provide additional skills training to students at GAEC. These include decision making, anger management, peer pressure reversal skills, test taking strategies, time management and career investigation.

For more information about our counseling program please contact:

Jim Wood, LPC ~ High School Counselor (jrwood@garlandisd.net)

Stacey Dupree, LPC ~ Middle School Counselor (sldupree@garlandisd.net)

Evelyn A. Stone, LCSW-S, CFLE ~ Drug/Crisis Counselor (evstone@garlandisd.net)

Bullying and cybersafety

No student should be subjected to bullying or harassment that interferes with their ability to learn or their safety.

Visit the district website for more information and resources related to bullying and cybersafety.

Anonymous Alerts®

You can use the Anonymous Alerts® webform or mobile app to quickly, easily and anonymously report bullying, cyberbullying and other sensitive topics to school officials.

Anonymous Alerts® is monitored by GISD Security 24-hours daily and should only be used for serious and urgent matters. In the event of an emergency or life-threatening event, always call 911.

Submit an Anonymous Alert®

Download the app

To place a report from a mobile device, first download the free Anonymous Alerts® app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store. Then open the app and enter activation code garlandisd.

Homeschooled students

PSAT/NMSQT for 10th & 11th graders - Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Contact the counseling office of the nearest high school by September 1, 2020, for information and to register. We cannot guarantee availability of tests for homeschool students after September 1, 2020.

PSAT/NMSQT Homeschool Policy

Request accommodations for testing

Students with documented disabilities have the opportunity to request assistance for their tests in the form of an accommodation.

See Request accommodations for testing on the district website for more information.