Your counselor is someone who you will want to get to know because he/she can assist you as you progress through middle school. Make an appointment to see your counselor.

Counselor contact
Division Counselor Phone (972) Ext.
A-L Marisa Bravo 240-3720 x52018
M-Z Cheryl Perkins 240-3720 x52017
Counselor Aide Nanci Sanchez 240-3720 x52004

What can my counselor do for me?

Counselors will help you: 

  • review your choice of subjects each spring during registration (February - April)
  • Solve academic scheduling problems
  • provide study skills and academic information
  • provide career and college information
  • Facilitate teacher/student relationships
  • deal with peer/family issues
  • address bullying
  • get connected to resources
  • advocate for yourselves

Counselors are certified by the State of Texas in School Counseling, have a Master's Degree, and previous teaching experience. In addition, each middle school campus has a student services specialist: LIGHT counselor. Campus LIGHT counselors have had additional training in specialty areas to help students maintain and choose a healthy lifestyle. They provide counseling, support groups, presentations, prevention activities, classroom guidance, and crisis intervention for students.

Visit the district website for more information about the GISD Guidance & Counseling and LIGHT programs.


Schedule Change Procedures

The first days of school are always the busiest. Only those students who are missing a class course or have incorrect grade level issues will receive immediate attention during the first couple of days of school.

Students will want to begin requesting schedule changes. Schedule changes must go through the proper procedures requiring administrative approval. Schedule changes are not guaranteed. 

In order to request a schedule change, please utilize the Schedule Change Request form. A paper copy is available by request. Contact the campus office.

Schedule changes are not guaranteed. Schedule changes must go through the proper procedures requiring administrative approval. Please allow at least 48 hours for completion.

The final day of accepting schedule change requests is August 19th. 


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

Visit the Bullying Prevention and Investigation page on the district website for more information and resources.

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.

Request accommodations for testing

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

See the PSAT and SAT page on the district website for more information.