Guidance & Counseling
Jeannie Smeltser, Director of Guidance and Counseling
Guidance and counseling services are provided to FACS students and families from grades SrK-12.
At the elementary school level, Guidance Counselor Teran Conley provides personal counseling services to students and families to help students reach goals related to personal growth and development. Judy Bragg coordinates the FACS SPARK program for Grades SrK-2, a service for students who are identified as needing extra help with reading skills.
Clay Meadows is available to talk with junior high students (Grades 7-8) about personal challenges. Additional programs in junior high school focus on topics such as peer relationships (peer pressure/bullying, etc.) and substance abuse prevention.
High school students utilize The Jones Center for college and career exploration, college and scholarship application, and personal counseling. Counseling is provided by Guidance Director Jeannie Smeltser, or by Mr. Conley, who also assists high school athletes in preparing for eligibility to play collegiate sports.
Guidance Office Assistant Carolyn Long assists students, staff, alumni, and families with records and other office functions.
The Jones Center, which houses our Guidance Office functions, is one of the oldest structures in Shelby County, and was lovingly restored in 2012 by FACS supporters Hermon and Bonnie Jones. In addition to offices, the Center houses a confernce room in which college representatives meet with interested juniors and seniors, as well as a "senior lounge" available to students in grade 12 during breaks and study halls.