Schedule Changes

Students needing to change their schedules, may request a schedule change until August 19, 2022. The form to make that request will no longer be available after that date.

If you need to request a schedule change before August 19, 2022, you will need to fill out the Request for Schedule Change Form.


What can my counselor do for me?

Mission Statement 

Counselors will help you by:

  • reviewing your choice of subjects each spring during registration (February - April)
  • helping solve academic scheduling problems
  • providing study skills and academic information
  • providing career and college information
  • helping in teacher/student relationships
  • helping cope with family issues
  • listening to concerns about friends, etc.
  • giving you information about life and decision-making skills
  • referring you to people or places outside of school for help if necessary
  • being your advocate – counselors are here for you!

Counselors for each campus are certified by the state of Texas in School Counseling, have a master’s degree, as well as previous teaching experience. Each middle school has two guidance counselors to help ensure that adequate support for helping students to succeed and meet their goals is available.

Choice of school

Because of the Choice of School Program offered by the district, your child has the opportunity to select a high school campus best suited to their needs and goals for their future.

Important Choice of Subject Dates:

Upcoming dates in January 2021

Responsive Services

The Responsive Services program at Sellers is committed to providing education, intervention, helpful resources to students, parents, administrators, and the community in a ways that assist students in choosing healthy lifestyles. If your child is having difficulty coping academically, socially, or behaviorally, a Responsive Services Counselor is available to meet with them. Inquiries can be made by contacting the Counseling Office.

Suicide Prevention

Call 911 for medical emergencies and 988 for mental health and suicide crises.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month —a time to raise awareness of this stigmatized and often taboo topic.

National Suicide Prevention Week is September 4-10, with World Suicide Prevention Day being September 10th. While suicide prevention is important to address year-round, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides a dedicated time to come together with collective passion and strength to address the complex topic.

After years of advocacy and preparation, 988 is now available, call or text, nationwide as the new number to contact for mental health, substance use, and suicide crises — a simple, easy-to-remember way for people to get help. This new number will allow people to quickly connect with support during a crisis, 24/7, no matter where they live.

View more information on suicide prevention.

Need more information

Feel free to visit our district Guidance & Counseling website for more information about all the programs that are offered to you and your child.


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.