Counseling Services

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    In attempt to better serve our students and parents during these unprecedented times, school counselors can be reached via text or phone call, Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:20 AM - 4:20 PM, at our Google Voice #s.

    Dr. Edmondson's # is (843) 212-6275 and Mrs. Kennedy's # is (803) 570-2789.
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    You may also reach the school counseling team via any of the following


    Community Resources:

    • Berkeley Mental Health (843)761-8282
    • MUSC Institute of Psychiatry (843)792-9888
    • United Way’s 24 hour hotline – dial 211 or 1-800-922-2283
    • Palmetto Behavioral Health (843)747-5830


    Mrs. JoAnne Goodrich, Registrar
    (843) 471-2960 ext. 1009
    (843) 471-2309 Fax                                                                                                                 


    Dr. Juann Edmondson, Director of School Counseling
    (843) 471-2960 ext. 1025
    Last Names A-L
    Schedule your IGP conference @                                   


    Mrs. Dena Kennedy, School Counselor
    (843) 471-2960 ext. 1017
    Last Names M-Z
    Schedule your IGP conference @                                       


    Mrs. Dominique Ford, Social Worker
    (843) 471-2960 ext. 1009


    Mrs. Joi Ellington, Powerschool Clerk
    (843) 471-2960 ext. 1006


    The role of the school counseling department is to implement a comprehensive school counseling program aligned to the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) model, focusing on services that will have a positive impact on attendance, achievement, behavior.


    The mission of the Berkeley County School District and Philip Simmons High School is to facilitate and support student-driven learning experiences by unleashing the power and potential of education. The Philip Simmons High School Counseling Department commits to the mission by working in collaboration with administration, teachers, parents, and the community to promote the academic, social-emotional, career development, and success of ALL students.


    The vision of the Berkeley County School District and Philip Simmons High School is to create a future we dare to imagine and make a positive difference. The School Counseling Department supports the vision by providing services to promote the post-secondary success of ALL students.

    Annual Student Outcome Goals

    1. 100% of students will identify a career filed of interest.

    2. 50% of at-risk students will pass required courses needed to graduate at the end of first semester. 

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